We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes seem to have one.
We have been called, as it were, by our ancestors. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story! So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. /How many graves have I stood before and prayed over? I have lost count. /How many times have I told the ancestors, “I am from wonderful family; please be proud of me./” How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me and I will see them someday? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do.”
So many names, precious family names. Kenny, Connor, Janda, Toman, Lovely, May, Balfe, Tobin, Harrington, Gilmore, Hourigan, Hoey, Mulvihill, Chyba, Martinek, Gillick are to name just some of the families in this tree.
The purpose of this website is to share all the research of our family tree. KENNYTREE has been up and going since 1997. I have been involved in family history for over 45 years and traveled many parts of the world, doing it; Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, France, England, Canada and many parts of the US with the sole purpose to finding more information about these families, meeting long lost relatives and gathering pictures and records from where our ancestors had lived. All this information is included for your viewing and your own research.
In addition, I’ve shared research papers and our full family tree on this site. Please note that anyone “living”, their name and information is privatized.
Any information taken from this site is the property of Joseph Kenny, so add that to your sources