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About My Talbot family of County Kerry (includes Goggin, O'Donnell and Flahive names)
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THERE IS A TRUE WISDOM WHEN DISCOVERING YOUR PAST.

The Talbot surname first came to notice when a Richard Talbott was recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The manuscript recorded much of England and part of Wales in the 11th Century by the command of King William - the Conqueror.  Written in medieval Latin, it was abbreviated. Its main purpose was to determine what taxes had been owed during the reign of King Edward the Confessor. This allowed William to assert his rights as King.

An Irish family with the name of Talbot has held the earldom of Shrewsbury and Waterford since the 15th Century and they can trace their descent from Richard Talbott.

Webmaster Michael James Talbot. ' I was inspired by Elizabeth 'Betty' O'Carroll née Talbot, who was born on 3rd October 1916 and a second cousin to my late father John Joe Talbot. I have researched my paternal family the TALBOT's   and the maternal side of family: the GOGGIN's ancestors for the last forty-one years more so those who had lived in Ireland, during the reign of Queen Victoria, 1837- 1901.'

Bill Bryson, author, wrote: '(Your) DNA is extremely stable. It can last for tens of thousands of years. It is nowadays what enables scientists to work out the anthropology of the very distance past.' 

Hence, says Michael Talbot, I sent a sample of my saliva for testing by a well-known company, I have a strong Irish heritage. Welsh and Scottish too.

Contact me: Michaeljamestalbot@yahoo.co.uk and send me an email message if you need to discuss your Talbot family.

Alas, there are some people who steal information and set up websites to sell on the information. The thing is and be aware of this, that the information they do sell is WRONG. They get it all mixed up.

However, if you are just passing through, trying to conduct your own research, on your Irish ancestors, then I invite you to go to USEFUL LINKS. Help yourself for they are FREE.

Do add any feedback on the 'Guest Book' which is always welcomed. It helps me to provide a good FREE service especially if you are a recently discovered cousin.
See also my other website on the Royal Irish Constabulary.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.


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