(A view of the Portland skyline via Baxter Boulevard, summer 2005. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception steeple in near center view.)
* Always under construction *
I'm researching my family's direct maternal line, which includes Burke, Greely/Grealy, Cunningham, Riley/Reily, Welch, Stanton/Staunton,etc. and allied families. Co. Galway, Ireland to Portland, Maine USA.
The purpose of this site is not necessarily about publishing a genealogy, but rather to share ancestral information in hopes of collaborating with others who also research these Portland Irish families. There were many immigrants of these surnames that departed County Galway to settle in the city beginning in the 1840's (famine years) right up through the early 1900's. Often, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and generations of family followed. By investigating and extracting pertinent information from source records on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, I'm hopeful to connect these families together and discover more about their origins in the old country.
Michael Burke and Bridget I. Greely were born in County Galway, Ireland. They immigrated to the United States in the early 1850's and settled down in Portland, Maine. In 1857, they joined hands in marriage at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church. They had ten children.
The Burke - Greely family profile is located here.
Mary Ann Burke, eldest child of Michael & Bridget - first of the family born in the United States.
Do enjoy your visit on the Burke Greely genealogy site. If you have questions or would like to either contribute or exchange family information, please contact me.
Thank you for visiting. ~ Krista.
*I'm interested in learning more about the Portland Company's employee home ownership program and connecting with others who have participating ancestors.
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