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Mon Apr 29 21:51:43 2002

Name: Gina

Am I Irish?: of course!

My comment: I moved the site, added a guestbook that works, and repaired some links. Don't ya just love me?

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Fri Oct 25 20:34:55 2002

Name: Harvey Heffernan

Am I Irish?: probably from your line

My comment: I like your website! Thank you. All family tree information leads to the Mexican colonies on the Texas coast.

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Mon Nov 4 23:41:26 2002

Name: Margaret

Am I Irish?: No, Aussie

My comment: Enjoyed your site. Tracing my ancestors Daniel Heffernan born 1791 Cashel,married Mary Prendergast (born 1795)1816 CHILDREN..William b 1817,James b 1825,Michael b 1834.All children migrated to Australia. Would like to know if there are any more siblings.

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Sun Nov 17 10:21:30 2002

Name: Mike Heffernan

Am I Irish?: only 100%

My comment: I came upon this site while surfing. I haven't had a chance to look at it all yet, but the design is excellent. As far as I know nobody in my family went to Texas, however I do play a little tinwhistle so maybe there's a connection somewhere. Michael Heffernan

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Thu Jan 16 14:43:44 2003

Name: Hazel- Agnes Kennedy

Am I Irish?: 100 p.c. blood line

My comment: my children are of Heffernan blood, are you aware the Heffernan were and still are Bone for the want of a better word Doctors??? Also there is a book about the Heffernans and family for now take care Hazel-A

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Sun Feb 16 16:33:07 2003

Name: paul heffernan

Am I Irish?: New Zealander

My comment: I have been interested in the history of the Heffernans and would like to know more about them.

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Sat Mar 15 15:32:27 2003

Name: paul haffernan

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: very intresting site well worth reading really enjoyed it.

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Mon Apr 7 20:18:10 2003

Name: Troy John Michael Heffernan

Am I Irish?: "YES" 100%

My comment: I'm looking for my great grandfather; his last name being: HEFFERNAN. His first name I believe was "John". He served in the Civil War!!! HEFFERNAN "IS" Irish!!! My father ORVILLE V. HEFFERNAN was born in Northfield, Minnesota on August 9, 1915 to Anna (nee Wong) Heffernan and John Heffernan. My father had four [4] brothers; Adelbert died: 1944[?]; Bernard L. died: 1970; Walter died: 1973[?] ( all "3" died in Columbus, Ohio). And Perice (John) died: 1973[?] in St. Paul Minn. Any info that you can supply me with, I sure would appreciate it!!! Fraternally yours [in St. Patrick] TROY J. HEFFERNAN

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Tue Apr 29 02:11:29 2003

Name: Paul Francis Heffernan

Am I Irish?: New Zealander

My comment: Hi..just browsing re the Heffernan name and stumbled across your site. I am chief of the clan down here in Auckland. Regards Paul I am a school principal. www.laingholm.school.nz

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Wed Jul 9 11:14:42 2003

Name: James Michael Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Yes

My comment: Great Page!! Love the Heffernan Clan. I have had a lot of fun researching the Heffernan's.

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Mon Aug 11 09:24:24 2003

Name: Richard Calderwood

Am I Irish?: 2nd generation

My comment: Just returned from Ireland where I located my maternal grandfathers family farm in Glenreigh, Holycross, Co. Tipperary. James Joseph Heffernan born 1871 to James Heffernan and Margaret Butler in Thurles, Co. Tipp. Seven siblings: Ellen, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Edmund, Bridget, Margaret. Obtained his baptismal record from HolyCross Abbey after visiting the Family History Reseacrh center in Tipperary Town. If you have dates, etc., they can research church records for baptisms. Rich

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Sun Sep 7 23:52:04 2003

Name: Daniel Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Canadian-Irish

My comment: Looking for information on Family history and the meaning of the Heffernan coat-of-arms.

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Fri Jan 9 16:51:14 2004

Name: Grace Smith

Am I Irish?: Yes

My comment: Mary Grace Forrey (James Forrey was her first husband) was my great grandmother.

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Sun Jan 11 15:33:07 2004

Name: Robert Heffernan 3

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: Hey im looking for info on my Heffernan famaly so im just looking at all of te Heffernans

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Fri Feb 6 21:49:43 2004

Name: Troy Peter Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Yes....I believe that I am

My comment: Great Site !! It is cool to see stuff written about your heritage. I hail in Ontario, Canada. Things are going go for me in life. My luck isn't the greatest though ( not to sure if it is a heffernan thing or not ) Just want to wish all of the Heffernan's out there a bit of luck.....Luck O' the Irish I suppose !! Take care everyone and god bless !! P.S. Margert-Ann ..... Call Me !

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Sat Feb 7 23:21:17 2004

Name: carolyn dawson

Am I Irish?: descendant

My comment: itsgood to have found some other heffernans. my great grandmother was margaret heffernan. her family origionally from Ireland. settled in Tasmania australia, hence me, at present no other information.

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Fri Feb 13 11:45:13 2004

Name: Rosie Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Well, only about a half, im also German

My comment: A really good site, i live in the US and am doing a report on my heiritige 4 school, lol, i belive that this site my help me. My grandfathers name is David Heffernan, anyone ever heard of him? He also is here in the US with me, once again, a good site, a lot of helpful information about when ancestors came here.

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Fri Feb 13 11:53:30 2004

Name: Rosie Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Yes!! well, only about half, my mother was a Wiltz

My comment: (ill try this again...) hey, very nice site. I live in the US, washington, and am doing a report on my family heritige, lol, this site is very helpful 4 when my ancestors came from Irelend!!! ps. does anyone know a David John Heffernan? He's my grandfather...

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Sat Feb 14 17:32:12 2004

Name: LM Hahn

Am I Irish?: YES!!!

My comment: Looking for my illusive James Joseph Heffernan born 03 Dec 1850 in Montreal to James Heffernan and Alice Devine. Alice died in 1893 in Chicago. The elder James died when his son was very young. He was then raised by his Uncle [name unknown] James Joseph Heffernan married Bridget WALL August 25, 1877 either in Chicago or Boston If you have found any of these folks while searching yours, I would appreciate it! Tell me about your Thomas Heffernan died in Chicago?

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Tue Jun 22 11:10:34 2004

Name: Michael P. Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Yes

My comment: I was thrilled to stumble across your homepage. I recently researched my family's Genealogy on my father's side - also the Heffernans. There seems to be several similarities regarding our ancestors living in Ireland in the early to mid 1800's (names and counties). I am in my office...but will try to get to my home computer this evening to print the family tree. My ancestors immigrated to Pennsylvania from Ireland. I am quite curious to see if we are related. Will keep you posted. Best Regards Michael Heffernan Staten Island, NY

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Sat Jan 8 02:01:04 2005

Name: Shannon Maureen Heffernan

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: Looking for my Dad. David Joseph Heffernan.

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Sun May 15 07:14:56 2005

Name: mary ann beach

Am I Irish?: of Irish descent

My comment: I live in Akron, Ohio. The Ancient Order of Hibernians club is known as the "Mark Heffernan" division. Mr. Heffernan passed away in the late sixties. I went to High school with his niece, Sharon Heffernan. I make note only because I have not encountered a great many Heffernans. I also play the fife, whistle, recorder and flute. I have dabbled in many instruments but have settled on these. Mary Ann

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Sat Jul 2 22:49:10 2005

Name: Fred Heffernan

Am I Irish?:

My comment: Looking for Heffernan connections. James Heffernan married Mary Dugan in Tipperary about 1840. They had son James who still lived in Ireland in 1911, Philip who moved to Rock Island Illinois about 1861 and Patrick who moved to Akron Ohio about 1871. I do not know about any of the other sisters or brothers. I have a lot of info on Philip and Patrick but nothing on James Heffernan

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Tue Nov 15 18:52:25 2005

Name: Frank Heffernan

Am I Irish?: By descent

My comment:

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Mon Dec 12 22:34:41 2005

Name: Pat Armstrong Tatom

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: Enjoyed your site. I too am kin to the Armstrongs of East Texas. In fact we have some common Ancestors. E-Mail me at the above address or at Pattatom@peoplepc.com I think that I may be able to fill some holes for you. Pat

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Fri Dec 23 17:52:26 2005

Name: Kenneth M. Allen

Am I Irish?: somewhat

My comment: I grew up in a the town of Beeville, TX and there is a Heffernan street there. I remember reading in a locally published history of the Heffernan family settling there in the 1830's. I seem to recall an incident involving a Heffernan female fighting off the Comanche's during a raid while her male relatives were away. Good luck in your quest.

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Mon Jan 2 18:02:16 2006

Name: Anne

Am I Irish?: Australian-Irish descent

My comment: Great site! Although both our Heffernans were born in Cashel, Tipp. they may not be connected. My gggrandparents; Denis Heffernan and Catherine Hackett their children; Margaret(my grandmother born c1860)Mary,Catherine,Joanna,William,Patrick, Ellen,Bridget,Julia,Agnes. Denis died at home, Friar St. Cashel 15 Sep 1875. Traced all the daughters to Australia and NZ but unable to trace the sons William and Patrick.

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Mon Jan 9 17:42:47 2006

Name: Bill Heffernan

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: My family was from Emly--Ohto Heffernan

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Thu Feb 2 07:49:27 2006

Name: Ken Pendergraft

Am I Irish?: On my mother's side (Scanlan)

My comment: Very interesting web site. My mother's maiden name is Scanlan (Not sure where Pendergraft originated). I was born in Galveston and visit it often. I'm on a quest to learn the tinwhistle.

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Thu Apr 6 08:57:18 2006

Name: jacques heffernan

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: i would like trace all of my irish history and find every relitive who is a heffernan,also i would like to go and see the castle where we all lived

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Thu Apr 6 09:05:32 2006

Name: patrick joseph heffernan

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: iwas born in 1935 intulimore in the irish republic i would like to trace my brother micheal and i think the site is realy good

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Thu Apr 6 09:07:53 2006

Name: caidric heffernan

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: i would like to trace all my family history and find out more of the subject

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Sun Jun 11 15:05:05 2006

Name: Lisa

Am I Irish?: Yes!!!

My comment: Good site! I'm looking for information on my great grandfather Martin Heffernan. I believe he came to the U.S. about 1908?. He came to Chicago where he met Anna M. Burke and they married and moved to the area around Raymond, SD. He was born in 1869 and died in 1943. Three kids my grandpa Charlie born in 1909 and his brother John (Jack) and sister Mae. Can anyone help?

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Fri Aug 18 13:29:25 2006

Name: Maryelen

Am I Irish?: Yup

My comment: I found this site simply by accident. My grandfather is Joseph James Hefferna of Tipperary. He died sometime,oh, maybe 1940's? in Brooklyn, NY I don't have a very early picture of him, so I don't know if it's indeed him. He came to N.Y as a young boy and married Mary Williams of Long Island, had 13 children. My mother Edna Margaret Heffernan was his daughter--she had 7 children--most of of were either born in Brooklyn, Queens, or Long Island. I actually work now for a Heffernan--merely by fate of coincidence--Ellen Heffernan. I don't know if your great uncle is my grandfather, but I was pleased to see this site.

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Fri Aug 18 13:30:11 2006

Name: Maryelen

Am I Irish?: Yup

My comment: I found this site simply by accident. My grandfather is Joseph James Heffernan of Tipperary. He died sometime,oh, maybe 1940's? in Brooklyn, NY I don't have a very early picture of him, so I don't know if it's indeed him. He came to N.Y as a young boy and married Mary Williams of Long Island, had 13 children. My mother Edna Margaret Heffernan was his daughter--she had 7 children--most of of were either born in Brooklyn, Queens, or Long Island. I actually work now for a Heffernan--merely by fate of coincidence--Ellen Heffernan. I don't know if your great uncle is my grandfather, but I was pleased to see this site.

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Tue Aug 29 09:29:38 2006

Name: Brendan Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Yes

My comment:

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Wed Oct 18 21:00:47 2006

Name: Austin Heffernan

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: hmmm never seases to amaze me the heffernan name..

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Mon Oct 23 10:50:35 2006

Name: Jason Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Yes

My comment:

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Wed Dec 13 13:44:29 2006

Name: Michael James Heffernan Sr.

Am I Irish?: yes

My comment: Hey, What up cuz?

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Thu Jan 4 21:13:18 2007

Name: Emily Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Yes

My comment: Its very nice to see that there are more Heffernans in the world in my home town of approximatly 40thousand people my family and my grandmother are the only two Heffernans in the phone book. Do people ever ask you, How do you spell your last name and you just want to tell them "exactly how it sounds" but you spell it for them anyways and after hearing the proper spelling they clue in and say wow exctly how it sounds

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Tue Jan 30 15:19:28 2007

Name: Carmel Robins

Am I Irish?: Aussie/Irish descent

My comment: Would love to find any info about Micheal and Margaret Heffernan (nee Crowe) married in Solohead/Oola Parish Tipperary on 11.2.1834, especially their Irish families. They migrated to Geelong, Australia about 1859, records show they had 6 children in Ireland but only 4 are mentioned in Geelong, one being Margaret my great grandmother born around 1841 in Emly area. Will share any info I have. Just found this site and enjoying it, I am having trouble putting this side of my family together so any help would be much appreciated.

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Mon Mar 26 09:44:08 2007

Name: Gina Heffernan

Am I Irish?: yes!

My comment: (See Emily's comment above.) How about when they see it written and ask how to say it? Then they say, "Oh, just like it's spelled."

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Sun Apr 1 12:18:06 2007

Name: Susan Mooney

Am I Irish?: USA Citizen

My comment: My son-in-law, Michael Paul Heffernan, is my reason for this research. His sons, Michael and Paul will be graduating from college in three years and their grandfather and I will be sending them to their Irish homeland for a tour. My husband's great grandfather, Francis Mooney, immigrated from Ireland in the late 1800's and we are researching the Mooney family as well. You have a beautiful website, the photographs are exciting to see. God's Blessings to you susan Mooney

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Fri Jun 29 11:07:03 2007

Name: Billy Woodall

Am I Irish?: I have some Irish blood

My comment: This is a fantastic website. If I knew how to do this, I would. Having friends in this part of Texas and listening to the things the people have gone thru during the past centuries, it is hard to believe however it is a fact. Keep up the good work. Great website

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Fri Jun 29 11:08:10 2007

Name: Billy Woodall

Am I Irish?: I have some Irish blood

My comment: This is a fantastic website. If I knew how to do this, I would. Having friends in this part of Texas and listening to the things the people have gone thru during the past centuries, it is hard to believe however it is a fact. Keep up the good work. Great website

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Wed Sep 5 14:06:54 2007

Name: test

Am I Irish?:

My comment:

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Mon Mar 17 21:50:20 2008

Name: GinaGale

Am I Irish?: Yep, Texas Irish

My comment: LOL!

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Sat Aug 2 21:44:03 2008

Name: Nick Brady

Am I Irish?: New Zealander

My comment: Great site... My mother was Anne Traynor Heffernan she was a twin to Ellen Conway Heffernan both second names are maternal surnames of grandmothers married to Heffernans. There parents were: Thomas and Bridget Heffernan interestingly Bridget was also a Heffernan her father was William Heffernan (Tipperary) and his father was Stephen Heffernan.... Glad to find a Heffernan site on the net ....

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Sat Aug 2 21:45:21 2008

Name: Nick Brady

Am I Irish?: New Zealander

My comment: Great site... My mother was Anne Traynor Heffernan she was a twin to Ellen Conway Heffernan both second names are maternal surnames of grandmothers married to Heffernans. There parents were: Thomas and Bridget Heffernan interestingly Bridget was also a Heffernan her father was William Heffernan (Tipperary) and his father was Stephen Heffernan.... Glad to find a Heffernan site on the net ....

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Fri Sep 19 15:28:56 2008

Name: Constance Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Fiji islander

My comment: Found this page........... Do anyone know of any Heffernans that immigrated to Austrilia than to Fiji We are the only Heffernan family in Fiji..... Great great grandfather was David or Ewdard Heffernan

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Fri Oct 22 09:19:15 2010

Name: Laura Sewell

Am I Irish?: Don't know

My comment: Like the colors, know you said that you weren't crazy about them but they look nice. Just wanted you to know that I was here. Laura

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Sat Mar 31 06:34:35 2012

Name: Matt Heffernan

Am I Irish?: Tipperary, Ireland

My comment: My Father William Heffernan, Born Clooneen, Fethard, County Tipperary. Have you checked 1901 census of Ireland, you need to known what part of Cashel your family came from. Regards Matt

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Wed Apr 4 12:40:58 2012

Name: Susan McGuirk

Am I Irish?: Irish American

My comment: I am researching my great, great aunt. She married a whaleman in Sag Harbor, NY in 1847 named Michael Heffernan from Cashel, also. He went to CA for the Gold Rush in 1849 with his brother, William, who also worked on whale ships. They went because the industry ended when oil was discovered. Michael went on to Ohio, where he tried to contact his wife, Catherine McGuirk, in NYC, using "Missing Friends" in the Boston Pilot, several times, to no avail. Ellen Heffernan, the sister of the two brothers, stayed behind with Catherine. Eventually she married a man named Burke and moved to Pennsylvania. She, too, used "Missing Friends" to find her brothers, including one more named Eneas. I noticed some of your census listings reflect some of the above movements. Do you know if your Cashel branch is related to mine? There also seem to be a group of Cashel Heffernans that found their way to Wisconson in 1860s, but can't find a connection to mine.

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