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Lars Mikkelsen Berg
No. 470

I am searching for my american father John D. Sweeney, who was born in 1940 in Chicago, Ill. His mothers name was Charlotte Sweeney.
John was in Denmark in 1961 where he met my mother. As my mother was young and wanted to study, I was given away for adoption to a doctor at Birth. I am born on of July 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark. John knows about me, but has never been able to contact me, as I was given away for adoption. I know he has been to college, but not what he ended up as a proffesion.(to work with). He was very interested in music and art. He is supposed to be blond with blue eyes and not very tall. Can anyone please help me, as all my efforts sofar has given no results? Thankyou ever so much !
Lars Berg, Denmark, Scandinavian.

Craig Simpson
No. 471

Trying to find info on a Martin Sweeney 1841-1895, born County Mayo. Don't know who his parent's were but if the Irish naming tradition is anything to go by his father may have been called Patrick. Martin married a Mary Mulligan though I cannot find their marriage. At some point Martin came to England as his first child Patrick was born in Wigan in 1871. He also had two other son's, James born Darwen, Lancashire 1879 and Myles born circa 1884 born Lancashire and died unmarried in 1916 in 1st world war. A daughter Alice was born around 1886 also. Can't seem to find out if Martin came over here with family or not. However, I have details to present day of the family, am just struggling to get any further back.
Craig Simpson
Tadhg Carey
No. 472

James Sweeney was captain of the Athlone Town FC team which won the Irish Free State Cup in 1924. He died without children. He had a brother John and possibly another PJ.
The family owned a public house in Athlone.
I have some information that some nephews moved to Mayo, but that could be wrong.
I know it's a long shot, but anybody got any information.
I am writing a souvenir publication marking the 80th anniversary of the Free State Cup win
No. 473


I am looking for information on a Jane Sweeney who married a William McFaggy/McFadden. She came from Kilskeery Parish and was born in early 1800's and married William around 1838.

Robin Nader
No. 474

Looking for descendents of Catherine Sweeney born in 1863 Her Mother's maiden name was Harrington. She married Dennis Mahoney and moved to US when quite young. Their children were: Norine, Johanna, Agnes, Johnny Any info would help. Records began the year after she was born. Thank you,
No. 475

Hello To All Sweeney Families,
My grandfather, Jacob Sween[e]y, was born May 1888 in Bandon, County Cork; prior to WW1 he emigrated to Canada alone. Parents are Jacob Sweeny and Margaret Tanner. I do not know if Jacob and Margaret were born in Cork, nor when. Hoping to connect with other Sween[e]y researchers of County Cork or interested in this specific line. Thank You, Jane
icq 20504580, Dream Catcher.
Dara Byrne
No. 476

Looking to find out where my husbands Sweeney family who came from in Cork,Ireland. All we know is that a One woman, her three sons and a baby left cork during the famine and ended up in Newcastle (Gateshead), England. They were Millers by trade in Ireland. Their family name was Sweeney and the baby was called Patrick. The baby grew up got married and is my husband Gt. Gt Grandfather. Would also like to know where the ships from Cork going to Engand sailed to. I know they went to liverpool and wondered where else they stopped, did they go to Newcastle and did they keep passenger records for such short trips. If there are any Sweeneys from Gateshead and surrounding areas that recognise this story please send me a mail. Would love to solve this mystery as the family have wondered for years about it.
No. 477

My mother was a Swasy. I believe her grandparents came from Northern Ireland (My father's came from Tyrone). They settled in Western Pennsylvania. Is the name Swasy a variant of Sweeney? I don't see it listed. Any information would be appreciated.
George Binns
No. 478

I am the son of Peggy A. (McSweeney) Binns. Her Father was James E McSweeney who moved to California with his wife Nora McNulty around 1910
Catherine Sweeney
No. 479

I am looking for any relatives of my late grandmother Catherine Sweeney. Her mother and father i believe originally came from Letterkenny and moved to Royston in Glasgow. She had one sister Rose who is still alive living in Royston and two brothers who have passed away Alex and John. John married Eileen who came from Dublin, she has also passed away. My fathers name is john also and he has one sister patsy who now stays in Manchester. My sisters name is Elizabeth and my mothers name is Mary (nee) Finnigan. I would like to hear from anyone who this may ring a bell with.

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