Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Forde Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Forde family of Co. Galway
Posted by: Virginia Date: November 03, 2001 at 02:54:49
In Reply to: Re: Forde family of Co. Galway by Kathleen Kane of 361

Kathy,

My Grandmother,Winifred,was actually a Barry. My Aunt Winifred Forde was her daughter and the daughter of Michael Forde. My Grandfather passed away around 1957,two years before I was born. My grandmother in 1998. I don't know much about the Forde family. My parents were divorced and although I did spend much time with my Grandmother and my father, also Michael Patrick Forde, I believe the idea that one of her children was of divorced was very difficult for her. I am not sure.

I had heard of a John Forde. I don't know if there is any connection. Also at my fathers funeral in 1990 I did meet a cousin of his Terrence Forde who lived on Long Island, New York. I think there is a Margret Forde or Barry still in Ireland that my Grandmother talked to. She may have owned a Bed and Breakfast.

Michael Forde I believe went through Elis Island. However his wife who met him here was pleased to say she was met at the dock?

I know there are many relations that I don't know in the
New York, New Jersey area. I live in Missouri.

I have a son. Michael Forde Smith. My daughter Kathlyn Forde Smith. I understand my Grandfather was a good man. Prehaps I will be able to tell his great-grand children more some day.



Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/forde/messages/184.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network