I retired in 2008 and so I have more time now to devote to my interests in genealogy and the internet. These pages at my personal website ( reflect these interests. A good number of these pages concern Irish Genealogy, a long time hobby, and I'll say more about that in a minute. I also have become interested in computers because of both my hobby and job. Briefly I worked as a scientist and data analyst/computer programmer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you want to read about my professional background that is in my LinkedIn profile.

I have spend years working on my family genealogy. Because several branches are from Ireland, I have become interested in Irish genealogy and history. I began using computers to communicate with others with similar interests. In the old days (say 20 years ago), this involved bulletin boards, very slow modems, and echo mail. When the internet became publicly available, I started a webpage for those with an interest in the REIDY name. I enjoyed that so I branched out and have done more general stuff with Irish genealogy. One of the things I do is help out with County Limerick for the Ireland Gen Web (IGW). Here is a link if you want to see that page ( IGW, Limerick )

I serve as webmaster for other sites. I live in Oakmont Village (Hershey's Mill West Chester, PA) and am a member of Chapter 377, NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) so I take care of these 2 on a volunteer basis. I also volunteer to help at, the residents' website at Hershey's Mill. I am now confident enough of my abilities that I will develop, maintain, or just help others. Please contact me for details.

These links open in new browser window (or a new tab in some browsers). You can just close it when finish reading. This page stays open.

For those interested in a few technical details - Blue Host hosts the above websites as well as this one. I presently have 3 computers. I do much of the work on these sites with an HP desktop computer. This HP Compaq 6005 runs Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and I added several extras such as Office Professional and UEStudio. The Professional version of Office includes Microsoft Access which I have missed in my retirement. (I was an Access programmer, among other things.) I also bought UEStudio for programming, including maintaining webpages. (I used UltraEdit on my earlier computers) I also have a Toshiba laptop (Vista), a Chromebook and a Kindle fire.

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Yes I do a few things to make a little money for this website. The operative word in that sentence seems to be "little" . In some years, I made nothing at all. But I have had years where I made a few dollars. Some of the links are here because I have used the company with the link. Sometimes I have not used them. There will also be some ads served up by Google that they pick because they seem to be related to the content of this site. I hope it works well and you find at least some interesting.

There are costs associated with running a website. For a site like this these costs are not large (about $10 per month), but I do try to defray them a bit with advertising, sponsored links, and affiliate programs and maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to make a profit.

For many of my links you will go to one of my pages and I'll explain a bit about why or how I use the company (or think it is good for you to use the company). I use Link Share and Google for many of my affiliate programs and advertisements.


I do not collect any personal information unless you provide it voluntarily (for example, when you sent me an email I have your email address or if you ask me to post a query the information in that query is publicly available). In any case I do not sell your information to a third party. If you follow any links on my pages to another website, I have no control over that website and any privacy concerns there should controlled by that site's privacy policy.

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Interested in making money on your site? I use Linkshare to help me rake in the big bucks (grin, for those who missed the irony in my voice). But really every bit helps pay the bills.