From Ireland to Brooklyn: Delaney and Allied Families
by Robert F. Delaney
For many years I had heard from my father about the origins of our Delaney family line in Ireland, but I had never seen anything in writing to document our lineage. In 1999, I began to research our family history after seeing a clipping of the obituary of my great-grandfather John Francis Delaney. I had seen the clipping before, but had not taken an interest at the time in our family history. Once I got started on the genealogical research there was no stopping. I've gathered a significant amount of information about our Delaney lineage and the task at hand now is to pull all of that data together to tell the story. This and following pages are still very much in a draft stage because there is so much to incorporate into the story. I'll be adding to the Delaney history, so I hope visitors will return in the future.
The story of our branch of the Delaney line continues with Martin and Mary Delaney, my great-great-grandparents.
For readers who do not wish to pursue the story in a linear manner, or for those viewers who have come to this site to find a particular individual, the table below may be utilized in order to jump to a particular individual or to that individual's family members.
Index to Delaney Families & Allied Lines
Marriage of female members of a Delaney-surnamed family results, of course, in a branching and continuation of the Delaney lineage through the allied surnames. Readers interested pursuing the Delaney lineage through the allied lines can do so via the links in the "Allied Line" column or the "Children" column of this table. Although I have compiled a signficant amount of information on many of the individuals, many of the stories remain to be written and will be posted in the future, at which time the relevant links will be activated. Allied surname stories and information can also be reached from the Surnames Index.