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In order to have a collaborative worldwide group that unites the various existing O’Dochartaigh committees, we are announcing the formal creation of a non-profit named the Association of O’Dochartaighs.
The Directors are as follows: John V. Doherty “Saddler” of Malin, Co. Donegal, Joseph P. Doherty “Paul” of Carndonagh, Co. Donegal and Eva Doherty Gremmert of Carnation, WA.
The main goal of this association is to have a formal organization for individuals who share our common lineage. We will plan periodic reunions and create a platform to foster better genealogical and genetic research. As a non-profit applying for 501(c)3 status in the United States, we are able to receive tax deductible donations. This will enhance our fundraising capabilities to help us achieve our objectives.
Here are the existing committees joining the Association of O’Dochartaighs:
Reunion – organizing the worldwide reunion held every 5 years in Ireland Doherty
Y-DNA study – formally created in 2004 and is ongoing
Genealogy – collecting family trees and collaborating with our Y-DNA study
Communication – including our websites, FaceBook pages and Association mailing list
Fundraising – for special heritage projects and scholarship Y-DNA kits
Our genealogy website will be a private website that will host the family trees we receive. It will be searchable and have both Genealogical and Y-DNA information. We are in the process of getting that up and running. We will send out instructions how to send in your information as soon as we are ready.
This association will not have membership dues. From time to time we will be fundraising to meet our goals including direct appeals as well as selling merchandise specifically connected to our Clann.
Ours is an all-volunteer organization. We welcome all inquires. If you are interested in serving on any of the committees, please contact our secretary, Eva Doherty Gremmert by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember our clann motto – Ar nDutchas (our heritage)
Respectfully, John V. Doherty, Joseph P. Doherty, Eva Doherty Gremmert