These are comments left by visitors to the DORGAN Website 2005

Margie Brubaker2005-12-17Nice to meet more DORGANs. My mother's maiden name was DORGAN

Mike Dorgan2005-12-14Excellent job! I am the the brother of Nina the cousin of Mickey and the nephew of Liam.. Thanks! for the hard work, that you put into all of this research...

Frank Dargan2005-12-14Great info Bill. I am original from Dublin, but now living in Kildare.I tell my father, also Frank, about this site, he very interested in finding out new information about the family name

Nina Dorgan Staller2005-12-13Great website! I am the daughter of Michael Dorgan & Catherine Walshe of Cloyne who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1950. I can't wait to show my mother your website, as she is the family historian and can go way back!!!!

Peter Dargan2005-12-12Theres quite a few of us Dargans here in Liverpool England where I live, as far as I know, one of my great grandfathers Jerimiah Dargan came over here from Killkenny during the Irish potato famine, i'm quite interested in my family history and if anyone has any additional information i'd be very gratefull. Also I dont know if you know but theres a statue in Dublin engraved Dargan, after William D...(trimmed)

Brenda Dargan2005-12-08My dad, Malachy Dargan, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, recently died on 27th November 2005. He was born on 19th May 1930. I have been on this site before and I am interested in the irish connection. I know Dromore. Co Down has a history of the Dargan name.

Fran Maguire2005-12-03Yes Bill the Guestbook really works. Fran

Pat Dargan2005-11-29I am trying to track some members of the Dargan/Dorgan family from around Kanturk County Cork. My grand uncle, John Dargan, emigrated to NY in 1897. He was a seaman around the 1920s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Pat Daragn

Rob Daley2005-11-29Bill....BRILLIANT job! Thanx for sharing

Suzanne Dorgan Gallup2005-11-29I am looking for my Dorgan ancestors that came from the Causeway, County Kerry area, Patrick H.Dorgan who married Mary Lumery and settled in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. You have a great set up here-an example, a pattern for the rest of us Dorgans!!! Thanks!

Obinna Nnanna2005-11-28I love this very page, keep on the good work.

Cliff. Johnston2005-11-27The origins of your family name are fascinating. Lovely job on your site.

Larry Hartnett2005-11-27Thanks Bill. What a great site.

CIARAN COLGAN2005-11-18Wonderful site and very informative

Bernadette Hyde2005-11-18I found you site really interesting, I came across it while searching for info on my fathers family who are mostly from Ballymacoda.

William E. Dorigan2005-10-29Bill: We should chat!! Bill

tony paxton2005-10-24my grandfather inchicore ,dublin ireland his name was james hartnett one of his sons a james hartnett played for Stpats and weny on to play for middlesbourough and hartlepool soccer my mothers name was chrisse hartnett /Ilike your webb page and will visit again.

Fran Childs2005-10-23nice site. starting to research my mother's family name, we spelled it darrigan. my great grandfather was maurice darrigan, came to newfoundland, canada from ireland mid 1800's. any connection?

declan hennessy2005-10-13great site as a native of churchtown south and domiciled in NY its like finding gold on the web.

Ann Smiddy2005-10-02Hi Bill, well done on your interesting and invaluable website. I came upon it as I was searching for my family and it brought up Sponsors: Thomas Smiddy (Ballybraher) and Mary Healy but I was unable to find them on your site. Were they sponsors for any of you extended family? Regards Ann

Ngbada Owerri2005-10-02Nice site keep it up.

Violetta Dorgan2005-09-17Cerco la mia origine. Qualquno mi auti!

martin godfrey2005-09-16hi again is fab since u got back "home".look forward to seeing u again soon.

Captain: Christopher M. Dorgan2005-08-19The "Dorgan" History/Legacy is nearly old as time itself, once traced it to around 890AD. Think the origins are from the Highlands of Scot...could be wrong though.

James J. Hartnett2005-08-15Thank You Sir for you offer to sign your guest book. I am happy you found all your people. Still Searching James J Hartnett. RE:- Son of James Joseph Hartnett. Grandfather James Joseph Hartnett, Great Grandfather - James Joseph Hartnett. Moroe - Limmerick

Mickey Dorgan2005-08-13Hi Bill - I'm Liam's son (Garryowen, Cloyne) - sorry to have missed you on your trip - maybe next time. Great Website.

Shannon Dargan2005-08-11Thanks for the interesting info

Andrea Sobocinski2005-08-07The web site is great. I am enjoying learning more about my family to pass down to my daughter. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Mary Patricia Dorgan Klewin2005-07-28Great Site! I have just started exploration of my ancestory and this is the best site found so far. My great grandfather, Dennis Dorgan, immigrated from County Cork to Boston around 1850 to 1855. His parents' names were Edmund and Mary Dorgan of County Cork.


Keri Dorgan-Hough2005-07-26Good Site!

Mark Watson2005-07-24Congratulations on the new layout. Keep it up to date as a celebrity :)

Alex Mayers2005-07-17Where are the updates? i cant seem to find them. But anyway, nice job.

Kevin Ryan Dorgan2005-07-10i just started looking in to what my name meant for my a coat of arms im not yet sure if are trees cross but you have whats called around here as the Dorgan ears i loved the site and will show it to my little girl Stephanie R.E. Dorgan thanks

Carl James Dorgan2005-07-04I am Carl Dorgan, Son of James J Dorgan. This is the guy who left East Cork, and moved to the 2Big Smoke" -- Dublin. You met my cousin, Martin Godfrey, in East Cork. Anyway, if you want to contact me, you have my e-mail address. Cheers, Carl.

Gearóid Ó Ceallaigh2005-07-04Comhghairdeachas leat, a Liam. Tá suíomh iontach agat. Go n-éirí gach rud leat.

Ciarán Morrissey & Thomás Breatnach2005-07-04Love and Best Wishes all the way.

Rodney Brine2005-06-30GREAT SITE BILL.

Bob Trehearne2005-06-29Great site!!

Bob Winchel2005-06-16Nice job Billie. But where did all your hair go? Great site.

Steve Dorgan2005-06-02Thanks for your work and the information

Jaclyn Dorgan2005-05-31Nice website! Hello -from the relatives in South Africa

TED2005-05-16Cheesus me Lad, this web page is fantastic!

JoAnn Gavin Yuska2005-05-11Dear Bill, Your name was of interest to me as our family had a Bill Dorgan too. He passed away several years ago and had no children (he married in his 60's). "Billy" was the son of one of my mother's relatives (Mary Hoar, I believe one of her grandfather's cousins). I checked your relative list and found a Hoar there. Billy lived in the northern Massachusetts (Lawrence). I wonder if there i...(trimmed)

Ed Geary2005-05-09Great site! I discovered your site through Tom Shinnick.I was shocked to find my name listed under "Descendants". I'm planning to visit Cloyne in June. Great timing! Much thanks to you and to Tom.

Robin Bushell Pettit2005-05-05Thanks so much for bringing back my own memories of Ireland. I just love your site. Great job!! Looking at the Shannon airport brought this huge smile to my face... Once again THANKS!

Kathy Snowberger2005-05-05Beautiful job with the Photojam - you got some really great pictures!

Cornelius Gillespie2005-05-04What a delightful surprise to find your remarkably well-done file! I hope I can find more about my Cork antecedents. I'll be back for another visit soon.

Tracy Dorgan2005-05-04Thanks Bill for all your hard work! I am currently in Southern Maine with relatives throughout New England. Keep up the good work!

K.J. Brosch2005-05-02I thought that you would call this site What a great picture from 1966 -- I understand that all the guys at Carmel Hamilton in the class of 1966 were smart and good looking. Can you confirm that? Question: how can you be so good at geneology when you were so bad in Greek class?

Phil Albro2005-05-02Greetings from an O'Dwyer (on my mother's side) of County Limerick! Really enjoyed your Cork2005 pictures!

Bernadette Gudgin2005-05-01Just love your site. Will use it as a guideline for my COYNE family. Thanks

roy french2005-04-29Wonderful site. Enjoyed the concise time line history. Photos are great. Also loved photo jam. I will be back to visit in more detail

Michelle Wilson2005-04-27Wonderful! Although my family is from Counties Meath, Louth, Carlow and Dublin I love all of Ireland and have visited your area many times.

Laura Dorgan Swauger2005-04-27Great site. Thank you.

Hugh Grant2005-04-27Had a great trip to Ireland couple of years back......these photos ensure we'll be back !!

James Allen Kirby2005-04-27Wonderful site...

Paudie McGrath2005-04-26Well Done Bill,Excellent site,very informative and well researched.Keep up the great work. Regards from Ireland.

Marissa Kissane-Huntley2005-04-26Very nice family site you have here. If I could only find that much information on my Kissane's who came her in 1873.

Bill Braxton2005-04-26Bill, Enjoyed your site.

Roderick Dorgan2005-04-26Hi Bill. I,m a kiwi Dorgan living in Wellington New Zealand.My Grandfather arrived here about 1905 and worked as a cop until he was shot on duty in 1921. Will enjoy your site

Peter John Donovan2005-04-26Our family was from Cloyne. You have done a really good job here . Thank You

Doug. Sinnis2005-04-26Well done

jeanine2005-04-26What a beautiful job you have done with your photos. I enjoyed the trip! Blessings, Jeanine, NJ

Dawn Kirkpatrick2005-04-26Great site. My family came from Ballyshannon,Donegal I love the pictures

Brenda Faubert2005-04-26I am originally from Newfoundland,Canada,with ancestry in Cork and other parts of Ireland. I am in the process of investigating the Dalton's and Power families in Ireland,have overdone the Nfld families. I loved your pictures and totally in awe of the similarities between Nfld and Ireland,not only the landscape but the people. Made me feel as if I were at home.......WONDERFUL.

Peter John Donovan2005-04-26The Donovans are linked to the Hartnetts somehow but I haven't fathomed it out yet. PJD

Michael Prichard2005-04-26Great photo-journey around East Cork. Well done. My family are Olliffe, from the locality. Michael

Mike Maher2005-04-26Great web site! Enjoyed the photos & will use the entire site as a model. Family stories have the paternal line coming from Carrigaline but have not been able to confirm this to date.

Moira Forde2005-04-26What a fantastic website! It is such a delightful mix of scholarly research and light hearted family moments, beautifully presented. An inspiration! So many good ideas for the lay out and all the historical and geographical background that I am sure will give us all ideas for our own sites. Well done, Bill! A labour of love! best wishes, Moira (researching FORDE of Bandon, Cloyne and Ballycotton ...(trimmed)

Margaret Knox2005-04-25I find this site great. My grandparents and all thier children are buried in Macroom, They are OSullvans and I cannot trace any of thier line, I keep hitting brick walls as the saying gos but keep up your work and I enjoy your wesite

Gordon J Smith2005-04-25My mother was a Keefe born in Little Dover, Guysboro county, NS, canada. Oral history has it her great grand father James keefe b abt 1800 was from County cork. Does any one know if the keefe name is fromm that part of Ireland.

Catherine Bias2005-04-25I greatly enjoyed your site , and especially the photo jam. My Grandmother was from Cork, Ladysbridge Parish Diocese of Cloyne. The name was Hyde.Thanks again

Natalie Hanlon2005-04-25Thank Goodness I found an extra 30 minutes to view your photos of your last trip to Ireland. I was spellbound. Great job!

Ed. Duggan2005-04-24Why should I pay someone to find information for me,when Bill gives it out free. This site is like going to the movies, you want to watch it again and again. Keep it up Bill. Ed.

Cousin Margaret2005-04-22Thanks for a wonderful "phantasy trip" to Ireland!

Susan Brewer2005-04-18Bill - What a wonderful, enjoyable site. Your research is an inspiration. I am the gggrandaughter of Maurice Hartnett b.c.1815 in Cork (daughter, Mary b.Iowa). Still searching, and your info is a great boost. Thanks.

martin godfrey2005-04-15lovely to meet you is fantastic.have a safe trip home and we will drink a few pints of the black stuff together again.slan leat.

Emma Dundon2005-04-03I've really enjoyed going through your web site. Awesome work Bill. I enjoyed the personal stories very much. Truly I keep hoping your Dorgans and mine from Cork City will connect soon ! thanks for staying in touch, and keep up the fab work. Emma from (Waterloo, Ontario)

Leo F. Strickland2005-03-30This is an genealogy for the ages! Complete and scholarly; breathtaking tales of the Dorgan Irish family and ancestral times -- and your own personal life has certainly added to the stories that will be passed on from generation to generation!

Al Allard2005-03-25Such an impressive web site ~ so very proud of you and your extensive research.

FrankNoguez2005-03-25congratulation Bill.Very nicely put together.the pictures from the past and your family. specialy the baby pictures are funny.Well put together very impressive.keep up the good work my friend,and have good time in Ireland, your friend el cubanito.Frank

Michael Patrick Brewer2005-03-15Nice look to the site. Great links. Keep up the good work! I am also a descendant of families that migrated to Rhode Island. Roger Williams is in the line of my clan that are descended from Owen Williams from Bala,Wales. The other one is the Gorham family. I will chime in again. Mic Brewer

Marrty Dorgan2005-03-15Tucson Dorgan

Tom Dorgan2005-03-15Great site. Thank you for the work you are doing.

Kathleen Owen/Raskin2005-03-10This is a great Website. I love reading about fammily.

Gary Hartness2005-03-10Bill, can you connect Mary Catherine Hartnett to the English Hartness?

Blanche McCarthy2005-03-08Wonderful site. Hope you find lots more ancestors to add to the list during your trip to Ireland. Hopefully Dorgan is a rarer name than McCarthy and O'Keefe!!

Patricia F. Maguire2005-03-05Best "NEW" Cousin I ever met. Luv you Bill.

Marc Rubio2005-03-02Congratulations Bill on your website! It is the consecration of your passion for the Dorgan family history. From my home in France, I was glad to help you finding out more about Michael Joseph's branch. Enjoy soon your trip to Ireland on the trail of your ancestors!

Jim Mergner2005-03-01Formaldehyde! That's his secret! A glass a day! Site looks great, and you do, too!

Carl E. Ljungquist2005-02-28Fantastic Family site, Bill! Enjoyed it! I, too, have been working on my family genealogy and will use some of your ideas when I put it all together. Your family will surely enjoy it!

Anne Marie Dorgan Omweg2005-02-25Thank you for the beautiful and thorough work you did on the Dorgan Family. My children are quite excited to have this available to them.

Howard Smelker2005-02-25Any room in your suitcase for me and I can look up my family history too!!

Tim Welsh & Sue Millen2005-02-25We toured Ireland last summer. If you have half the time we did, you'll have a fabulous time. Quite an impressive web site.

John Will2005-02-24Great work Bill! I need to do this for the Will family.

Nanci Louise Owen/Breagy2005-02-23Thank you so much for all your hard work. I love your webite!

matt dorgan2005-02-07My family is kind of based out of the Michigan area. I currently reside in AZ. I know a bunch of Dorgan's we should talk

Pat Connors2005-01-14I really like the site. It is well organized and easy to follow. Love the colors. Wish I was looking for Dorgans!

Tom Shinnick2005-01-14Great job. I'm hoping that we find other Shinick/Dorgan connections. Good hunting.

nicole dorgan2005-01-12the family resemblance is obvious. you look like my uncle kevin!N.Z. has been slowly populated by a finite number of colonists, so i guess the resemblance has not been split too many times. From what I hear, most of the N.Z. Dorgans are from good catholic stock. The family tale from childhood is of my great grandfather who was a p.c. in Timaru and was shot dead at the back of a shop that was supp...(trimmed)

Carol (Maguire) Withrow2004-12-29Hi there, what a great website. I'm Joe Maguire's daughter, I live in LaConner, Washington, my Aunt Pat Maguire forwarded this to me. Just one correction. My dad, Joe (Anne Theresa's son) died in April, 2002. He lived long enough to see a great-grandchild, Ryana Sobocinski, my daughter Andrea's child. Thanks again, I will keep checking back.

John Audibert2004-12-22Keep digging...the treasures are there.

Shirley Dorgan2004-12-20Great work Bill! Keep it going!

Mary E. Dugan2004-12-19Bill, it looks wonderful, and so do you. Best of the Irish to ya.

David C. Rouse2004-12-18Great looking site - and it's amazing!! You've hardly changed since 1966.

Brendan Sisk2004-12-18Well Done, Bill.

John and Betty Leary2004-12-18You haven't changed in 38 years! What a handsome lad!

Dean, George & Kitt2004-12-18Bill, I'm impressed! This took a lot of work.

Kenneth J. Monteiro2004-12-18Nothing else to do with your days - Search the Monteiros!

Peg Micke2004-12-18Looks great. Can hardly wait to see it all.

Nancy Maider2004-12-18Fascinating history! Can't wait to sit down and chat, I am sure you have uncovered great stories. Merry Christmas!

Aunt Corinne2004-12-17A wonderful job.

Fran Maguire2004-12-17Bill, spent about an hour on the site,absolutely wonderful. Bless you for your years of research.Most exciting!!! Fran

Nils Thompson, O.F.M.2004-12-17Nicely done, good man!

Vince Dorgan2004-12-17Congratulations, Bill on your Site. I will be keeping in close contact. Vince

Margaret Anne Dodson2004-12-17Proud to be your "Cousin Margaret"!

Richard Silva2004-12-05Looking good ,Its a good start ,can't wait to saee it finished

Edward L.Duggan2004-12-04The colors sure catch the eyes.I'm sure with the info you have, will fill the website. Best of luck of the Irish. Ed.

Raymond Rodriguez2004-12-02Site looks great!

Bill Dorgan2004-12-01This is a test to see if the Guestbook works!