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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The family tree of General Michael Collins (1890-1922)

No, I am not going to publish it here, but I often see questions about it out on genealogy forums so I will post on how to obtain a copy of it, as it is copyrighted material.

You can send a message to copy-orders at nli.ie (replace at with a @) and inquire about the family tree compiled by Michael Collins-Powell.  It is document #40,430/17.  There is a small fee for copying and sending it back to you by regular mail.

By the way, never take somebody's word for it over the Internet what his, or anybody's family history is.  Check on sources yourself.

Update: If you are looking for information on General Michael Collins, post your questions on public genealogy forums. You'll find a list of forums on this page. You can also use Google to find such forums.  Thank you.

3 comments:

JW said...

I am a direct descendant of Diana Collins, daughter of Daniel Collins and Mary O'Mahoney. Diana emigrated to Australia and married John Downes of Co Clare in Clunes, Victoria, Australia in 1882. I AM able to give you all the information if this is of use to you.
Fr John Walshe

Douglas Cochrane said...

Hello
My wife's family have a strong belief that there is a link to Michael Collins. Her Great Grandmother was Ellen Collins (Ellie)who married Thomas Leonard. We believe this Thomas was related to Joe Leonard of the Twelve Apostles of the IRA. Any info you could share would be wonderful.

Many thanks
Doug

sb10 said...

Hi Doug,

The Leonard family was in Ballina, Co Mayo in the 1911 census.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Mayo/Ballina_Urban/Knox_Street/699868/ His father was Philip. There was a younger brother Thomas. If you manage to find the marriage record of Thomas and Ellie Collins, it should state his father's name. Good luck.