Special Awards


Certificates of Merit

The Flannery Clan has presented special Certificates of Merit to the following individuals who have made a significant contribution to our fund of shared knowledge. These awards have been presented by the executive committee on behalf of the Clan, and we are grateful to the recipients for their endeavours. Nominations for future awards are invited.


2000

The first award was given to Dr. Donald W. Lane in Tennessee, U.S.A. in recognition of many years research on the early Flannerys in Eastern U.S.A.

The second award was sent to Robert M. Chapple in Belfast, Ireland for his research into the James Flannelly Chalice (1647).

The third award was given to Colleen Flannery in Virginia, U.S.A. for locating details of the Peter Flannery Chalice (1715), the Flannery Cup (lacrosse trophy) and many other items of information.


2001

The first award was given to Ryan J. Flanary in Michigan, U.S.A. with respect to his research and publications charting the descendants of eighteenth century Thomas Flanary in Eastern U.S.A.

The second award was sent to Erin Turner Karth in Illinois, U.S.A. for her transcripts relating to Flannerys in Chicago and Illinois State.

The third award was given to Martin Cassidy in Washington State, U.S.A. for his transcripts relating to Flannerys in Cincinnati and Ohio State.


2002

The first award was given to Martin W. Flannery in Queensland, Australia for his transcripts of births, marriages and deaths of Flannerys in the state of Victoria.

The second award was sent to James Flannery in New York, U.S.A. for his transcripts of Flannerys in the 1860 New York State census.

The third award was given to Ron Earhart in Ohio, U.S.A. for his transcripts relating to Flannerys in the 1860 Ohio State census.


2003

The first award was given to Jack & Louise Boyde in Ontario, Canada for their transcripts of the 1871 federal census of Ontario.

The second award was sent to Brian Donovan, director of Eneclann Ltd., as a token of our appreciation both for the excellent work being done by Eneclann in publishing little-known census substitutes, and also in gratitude for their generous permission allowing us to use their information (1848 William Smith O'Brien Petition).


2004

The first award was given to Francis R. Bradley in Wisconsin, U.S.A. for his transcripts of the Flannerys who fought in the U.S. Civil War.

The second award was sent to Walter H. Flannery in Massachusetts, U.S.A. for his transcripts of the Flannerys in the New England states (CT-MA-ME-NH-RI-VT) who naturalised in the late nineteenth century.


2007

The first award was given to Sr. Marguerita Smith O.P. in New York, U.S.A. for her assistance in tracking down the coat of arms used by Bishop Joseph Flannelly.

The second award was sent to Joseph Summerville in Ennis, Ireland for his assistance in identifying the coat of arms used by Bishop Michael Flannery.


2010

The first award was presented to Maureen K. Wlodarczyk of New Jersey, U.S.A. with grateful appreciation for her tireless assistance with lookups in U.S. census and emigration records.

The second award was presented to Martin W. Flannery of Queensland, Australia for his transcripts of Australian WW1 and WW2 military service records. It should be noted that this is Martin's second Certificate of Merit (the first was awarded in 2002) and this unique achievement reflects the importance of his contributions over many years.


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