Welcome to Heaney History! This website is dedicated to the family history of William Arthur Heaney and Julia Francis McCaffery Heaney of Greenport, NY. Much of the information included here was researched by their son, James Hugh Heaney.

***NOTE: The webpages created with PhpGedView are obsolete. I have upgraded to a new package called Webtrees. If you had a username on the previous system it has been included on Webtrees. However, your password is now heaney.

If this is your first visit, please register a username and password for future visits. This is a work in progress and therefore requires continuous updating and editing. Please take a moment to review the information for you and your family members to validate its accuracy. If you see any inaccuracies, please email me. If  you have any photos or documents that you would like to post and share with our family, please email me.

I hope you enjoy the website.


Ed Bondarchuk







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In 2002, James and Jack Heaney visited with Paddy Heaney in Cadamstown, Ireland. Paddy is a local historian in Offaly County and is the author of the book "At the Foot of Slieve Bloom - History and Folklore of Cadamstown".  Videos of the meeting with Paddy, James and Jack are available below. Double click on the links below to view the videos.


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Video 2     


Video 3


Video 4

Michael R. McCaffery published a website with his research on the McCaffery family. The website has been gone for many years, but I saved a copy of the pages. They are available for download as three PDF files below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3