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FAMILY & GENEALOGY
From the time of the first mentions of the Manary/Menery family in Northern Ireland in the late 1600s, descendants of those early ancestors have spread across the globe. The family can now be found in Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and even in South America. From the first records using phonetical spellings such as Munnary, Mannowry, Mineerey, and dozens of other variations, the family name has now become standardized to Manary, Menary, Minary, Manery, Menery, and Menerey. Research has established that there are at least 32 branches (and more in the offing) originating from Manary/Menarys living in Ireland in the 1700s. Researchers have long suspected that no matter what the spelling or the present family location, all these branches are related. With the breakthroughs that DNA is providing, that hunch is now being confirmed. The next major step is finding the origin of the family before they came to Ireland and perhaps DNA will also help to determine that.
What a fascinating journey, following our family from the 1600s to the present day! Our early ancestors in Ulster, eking out a living from rented land or working as weavers or stonemasons; their journeys as they migrate outwards towards new lands; their lives as they struggle to establish their own farms and homesteads in faraway places; discovering cousins in the present, which we roughly calculate at nearly a quarter of a million. The Manary/Menary Family History Organization, formed in 2021, has created a comprehensive website with the objective of uniting all our branches, gathering and sharing information on all Manary/Menary branches worldwide. Our aspiration is that those who belong to any branch worldwide will be able to have access to accurate information and up-to-date discoveries. While there is a wealth of information to be found in the public part of the website, a membership allows access to detailed archival information, DNA analysis, photos and stories, family trees, and much, much more.