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I was moved by Stephen Long’s post asking for help on locating his kin. I have never considered using this newsletter as a channel for finding relatives—the moment of eureka on doing so must have passed me by—albeit I would like to do the same. Please consider posting this in your newsletter as well. My gratitude would be beyond words if you post this.

My great-great grandfather’s name was John Glennon. He was born in 1866 in the Leana Clocha area of Waterdale. He emigrated to the Boston, MA area around 1893 and settled in Woburn, MA—a city twelve miles north of Boston. He passed away in 1950 in Woburn, MA. He married my great-great grandmother Kate Glennon (née Tolan) in 1893 in Woburn, MA.

On his birth certificate—I have a copy of an official birth certificate from the Certified Copies of Birth in Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora, Dublin—his surname was spelled Glinnane. Further, on his birth certificate, his father’s name was Thomas Glinnane and mother’s name was Mary Glinnane (née Fannon).

I can see my great-great-great grandparents—Thomas and Mary—in the 1901 and 1911 census records. My great-great-great grandfather must have passed away sometime between 1901 and 1911 since I don’t see his name in the 1911 census. He was around 70 years of age in 1901 according to census records.

My great-great grandfather—John Glennon—had siblings. I have ascertained this from multiple sources, one being the 1901 census. He had a brother Patrick—about 35 years of age in 1901 according to the census record—and a sister Bridget—aged 23 in 1901 according to the census record. The Glennon surname was spelled Glennone in the 1901 census.

If anyone has any information on my where I can find relatives or information about my ancestors, please email me.

Best regards,
Michael Reynolds