These resources will connect you with the people and events of the Ó Dochartaigh and related ancestors:
- Origins and variations of our name
101 of the ~140 spellings derived from Dochartaigh
- Doherty Nicknames
Our surname is popular in Inishowen, Ireland, Families adpoted nicknames to distinguish each other. List compiled by Rose and Gene Doherty.
- Irish Genealogical & Historical Society
(IGHS) collects and preserves information illustrative of Ireland’s past and present. Add you family history to the collection.
- Eva (Doherty) Gremmert’s genealogy database
The Family History Collection by Arden Gremmert and Eva Doherty contains ~47,000 individuals and ~7000 unique surnames. Eva consulted original sources wherever possible, to validate her data.
- DNA Project
A breakthrough in family research! Order a kit to find relations by matching your DNA with theirs. Glossary of terms to help you get started in this fascinating area.
- Septs of Ó Dochartaigh (sub-groups)
- McDade – on bravepages, with a Scottish focus. Ref: Anne McDade Barrett (seeking Irish McDade researchers)
- McKevitt/McDevitt – Informative history site by Tom McKevitt
- Septs of Inishowen and Donegal – Ref: John McLaughlan
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- A Pedigree of Ó Dochartaigh
Niall (d. 405) to Cahir (d. 1608). Ref: John McLaughlan, St. Louis MO – McLaughlin clan
- Descendants of Con [PDF, 181Kb]
51 generations, 175 AD to the present. Ref: 16 page document provided by Denis Matthews, Australia
- Descendants of Donal
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- McDade – from Anne McDade Barrett, email Oct 27, 2005
“July  found me in the middle of getting my McDade book ready for the printers. My book begins in
Glasgow, Scotland, in 1848 when my McDades escaped the Irish famine…In one of the late 1990s issues of the O’Dochartaigh Clan Association Newsletters I saw the story of Conaill and Eoghan, how the O’Doherty’s et al were descended from Conaill and how the sons of David Doherty came to be McDade/McDaid, McDevitt, McDavits et al and other branch names…
In 2004 an Irish researcher out of Derry gave the following information: In 1850 over half of all McDades
in Ireland were located in County Donegal; most of the rest were divided betwen the adjacent parts of County Derry and County Tyrone. He triangulated three family names for me — McDade, Leonard, and
McCormick–to Donegal, townlands of Carrick (Donaghmore R.C. Parish) and Braid (Lifford R.C. Parish)(both in the Diocese of Derry) — about ten miles apart. That is where I am on my McDade Ireland
research.I have posted to www.mcdade.bravepages.com. This is listed as a Scottish McDade site and I have corresponded with the powers that be over the past two years.Who is prepared to establish an Irish McDade site? Do you know anyone that is specializing in McDade
research in Ireland? I don’t feel qualified to lead a team…but I am certainly interested in being on a McDade team.”