Hello and welcome to my genealogy website. My name is Helen O'Connor, I’m Irish-born, currently living in the UK, and since 2002 I have been researching my family history along with that of my husband, Joe Gordon. The information on this site is what I've come up with so far, with much help from others. I am so very grateful to everyone - be they close relatives to whom I have personally spoken or visitors to this website whom I have have never met - who has contributed information on their branch of the family tree.
The families directly related ancestrally to me or Joe are all from Ireland, with roots in nine counties: Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Roscommon, Sligo and Tipperary. Unfortunately, little information is available on some families, although I continue to make progress on most, thanks now mainly to information I receive from visitors to this website.
You will find a chart of our own family tree by clicking on Our Family Tree on the panel on the left. For a detailed narrative account of each family in our tree, click on one of the surnames below or on Descendant Reports to the left; and for a basic list of descendants from each family, click on Descendant Lists to the left. This website also holds information on a large number of families connected to ours by marriage, details of several of which are available by clicking on Connected Families on the panel on the left. And click on All Families on the left for indexes to the approximately 1,250 surnames and more than 10,000 individuals in all our family trees, including a large number of names not listed in other sections of this website.
Please note that in order to preserve the privacy of living persons in my family trees, only their names will be displayed on this website, i.e., no other biographical information, such as dates of birth, will be shown for the living. However, if you come across any information on this site relating to you or your immediate family that you are not happy to have displayed, please accept my apologies and contact me at Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com to have the material removed in the next republication of the website.
I hope you enjoy browsing this site. If you think you can add anything at all to what I’ve already gathered (names, dates, stories, photos, etc.), I would love to hear from you. Corrections are also most welcome. Please contact me by sending an email to Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com. Thank you very much.