If you have read my posts leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, you know that my O’Connell / Connell line has been opening up for me. I have found a transcription error that was the cause of my standstill on this family. Now that I have the correct spelling and its many variations, I have decided to create and in-depth family study of the Connell’s (and also the Fehine’s) in the area of Dromtariffe, County Cork, Ireland.
My plan is simple, yet lengthy. I will go through the index on the Irish Genealogy website and pull all of the marriages and baptisms pertaining to the Connell / O’Connell’s and the Fehine’s. Once I have completed that, I will then try to piece together every family. This is a small area in County Cork, and I just know that the families will all come together, either up or down the lines.
At this point, I have pulled all of the Connell / O’Connell marriages, which took me two days (probably about 4 hours at the most). The baptisms will take much longer, as there are over 20,000 baptisms in County Kerry (though the family lived in County Cork, the church is part of the Kerry Diocese).
Continue to check back to see how the study progresses.