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Newfoundland Main

Welcome to the Newfoundland/Ireland genealogy portion of Gathering. The ancestors listed within the Gathering's NFLD section are my wife's ancestors.

We currently have little in the way of accurate data for early ancestors of the 4 main branches of the family and have had to rely mainly on the memory of the older generations and sketchy records. This site will not deal with Ireland directly as I have been unable to pinpoint where most of the original Newfoundland settlers came from in Ireland.

I will soon be updating some of the data for this section as a correspondant has supplied me with some vital information that fills in a number of gaps and corrects some errors that I had in the data for one of the Byrne families.

A link section will also soon be constructed. In the meantime, if you have a favorite Newfoundland related web site that you find useful please email to me and I'll check it out.

The four main family branches dealt with here are:

Click on any of the above surnames to view the genealogical data of that name.

  • The Doody branch hails from Mosquito, Colinet Island, St. Mary's Bay, NFLD; 
  • The Byrne (2) family hails from the Harricot/Holyrood area of NFLD; 
  • The Brennan folks hail from Little Paradise, Placentia Bay, NFLD; 
  • The Byrne (1) branch hails from the Great (Big) Paradise/South East Bight areas of Placentia Bay, NFLD.

Here's to the Women

"God created them beautiful and foolish.

Beautiful so that the men would love them,

and foolish so that they would love the men."

From the book, Fat-Back & Molasses


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