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Genealogy Resources

Although we can not help with specific genealogical research questions at this time, we can provide some information on some resources that may be useful to you in this area.

Research Sites:

For research and organizing your genealogical research Ancestry.com is the industry standard.

Another well established resource is Find A Grave.

GenForum  has active forums for discussion on the various MacCarthy names. Here is one for McCarthy. Of course other variations of the name are here as well.


There are some books with plenty of genealogical records that may be hard to obtain or have been otherwise lost:

The McCarthys in Early American History by Michael Joseph O’Brien. It can be found online or a hardcopy can be purchased.

The McCartys of the Northern Neck, 350 Years of a Virginia Family by William McCarty and Kathleen Much.

Other methods:

The McCarthy DNA Project (which includes all variations of the name) is alive and well. The study itself can be found here and you can join here.

 The Process:

If you are new at Genealogy research you may want to read this article, it mentions many of the links above but also provides a generally sound process to approach your research.

Other Resources:

The National Archives of Ireland

Irish Genealogy

Roots Ireland

The Irish Ancestral Research Association

Your Irish Roots

Irish Times Ancestor Page