Kim Delaney

by stlucas on January 14, 2018

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 29, 1961

Ethnicity: Irish, German

Kim Delaney is an American actress.

Kim is the daughter of Joan (Stenz) and John Stephen Delaney, Sr. She has a son with her former husband, actor Joseph Cortese.

Kim’s paternal grandfather was Paul Delaney (the son of John Delaney and Mary/Mery). John was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Ireland. Mary was also born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Ireland.

Kim’s paternal grandmother was named Wilhemina.

Kim’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Jacob Stenz.

Kim’s maternal grandmother was Hanna/Hannah/Johanna O’Brien (the daughter of Michael O’Brien and Mary). Hanna was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Ireland.

Sources: Obituary of Kim’s brother, John Stephen Delaney, Jr. –

Obituary of Kim’s father –

Obituary of Kim’s aunt (mother’s sister), Eleanor J. (Stenz) McDevitt –

Photo by kathclick/


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by follers on January 14, 2018

Birth Name: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

Date of Birth: July 28, 1929

Place of Birth: Southampton, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: May 19, 1994

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York, U.S.

*English, as well as French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch (father)
*Irish (mother)

Jackie Kennedy, also known as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was the First Lady of the United States, from 1961 to 1963. She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

Jacqueline was the daughter of Janet Norton (Lee) and John Vernou Bouvier III, a stockbroker and socialite. Jacqueline and John had four children, including John F. Kennedy, Jr. Among her three grandchildren is Jack Schlossberg. Her surname is from her former husband, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Her father was of English, as well as French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant Dutch, ancestry. Her mother was of Irish descent.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandfather was John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. (the son of John Vernou/Vernon Bouvier and Caroline Maslin Ewing). Jacqueline’s great-grandfather John was the son of Michel/Michael Charles Bouvier, who was French, from Pont-Saint-Esprit, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, and of Louise Clifford Vernou. Caroline was the daughter of Robert Ewing and Caroline Maslin, whose own mother, Elizabeth Sarah Mohler/Maieler, was born in Hanover, Germany.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandmother was Maude Frances Sergeant (the daughter of William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman). Maude was born in Massachussetts, to English parents, from London. William was the son of William Sergeant and Mary Nicholson. Edith was the daughter of Andrew Valentine Leaman and Frances Catherine Lavers.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandfather was James Thomas Aloysius Lee (the son of James Lee and Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa Norton). Jacqueline’s grandfather James was born in New York, of Irish descent. Jacqueline’s great-grandfather James was the son of Thomas Lee and Frances/Fanny/Fannie Smith. Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Bridget.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandmother was Margaret A. Merritt (the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry). Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents. Thomas was born in Clare, the son of Samuel Merritt and Margaret Chambers. Mary was the daughter of Francis Curry and Margaret Curry.

Sources: Genealogy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis –

Jacqueline’s maternal grandparents, John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. and Maude Frances Sergeant, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s paternal great-grandparents, William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman –

Jacqueline’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Jacqueline’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry –


Valerie Azlynn

by stlucas on January 14, 2018

Valerie Azlynn – “The Watch” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Valerie Marie Asselin

Place of Birth: New London, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1980

Ethnicity: French, Irish, Scottish, possibly other

Valerie Azlynn is an American actress.

Valerie is the daughter of Faith Ann (Davidson) and Thomas/Thoma J. Asselin.

Valerie’s maternal grandfather was named Charles G. Davidson.

Valerie’s maternal grandmother was Margaret M. Devine (the daughter of Dennis A. Devine, Jr. and Mary O’Mara). Dennis was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents. Mary was also born in Connecticut, to a father from Ireland and a mother named Margarett Denning, who was also Irish.

Sources: Marriage record of Valerie’s parents –

Obituary of Valerie’s maternal grandmother, Margaret M. (Devine) Davidson –


Fátima Ptacek

by stlucas on January 14, 2018

Fatima Ptacek – 28th Annual A Time for Heroes Family Festival Benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation – Arrivals – Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera Street – Culver City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: María de Fátima Ptacek Espinoza

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 20, 2000

*Czech, Norwegian, Irish (father)
*Ecuadorian (mother)

Fátima Ptacek is an American film and television actress and human rights activist.

Fátima is the daughter of Lucia Espinoza and John “Jack” Ptacek. Fátima’s father is American, and is said to have Czech, Norwegian, and Irish ancestry. Fátima’s mother is from Azogues, Ecuador.

Fátima’s paternal grandfather was Joseph M. Ptacek, the son of Joseph V. Ptacek and Thelma Hansen.

Fátima’s paternal grandmother was Theresa McEntee (the daughter of Edward McEntee and Theresa McCormel). Fátima’s great-grandparents Edward and Theresa were born in Ireland. Edward was the son of John McEntee and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Markey. Theresa was the daughter of James McCormel and Anne McEntee.

Fátima’s maternal grandmother is named Angelina.


Marriage record of Fátima’s paternal grandparents, Joseph M. Ptacek and Theresa McEntee –

Obituary of Fátima’s paternal grandfather, Joseph M. Ptacek –

Obituary of Fátima’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), John J. McEntee –


The Moffatts

by Manila on January 14, 2018

Birth Names: (in birth order)
*Scott Andrew Moffatt
*Clinton Thomas John Moffatt
*Robert Franklin Peter Moffatt
*David Michael William Moffatt

Places of Birth:
*Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada (Scott)
*Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Clint, Bob, and Dave)

Dates of Birth:
*March 30, 1983 (Scott)
*March 8, 1984 (Clint, Bob, and Dave)

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, German, Scottish, Welsh, 1/64 Danish, 1/64 Swedish, as well as distant French, Irish, and Swiss-German

The Moffatts is a Canadian pop rock band formed by brothers Scott (lead vocals, guitars) and triplets Clint (backing vocals, bass, percussion), Bob (backing vocals, drums, congas), and Dave Moffatt (lead vocals, keyboards).

They are the sons of Darlana Arlene (Jahrig) Lohr and Franklin “Frank” Moffatt.

Clint has a son with his partner, Sydney McGovern. Bob is married to Amanda Zieschang.

The Moffatts’ paternal grandparents were Andrew “Bill” Moffatt and Dorothy Frances Powell. A picture of The Moffatts’ paternal grandparents can be seen here.

The Moffatts’ maternal grandfather was Clinton Booth Jahrig (the son of William Booth Jahrig and Verna Margaret Carbert). The Moffatts’ great-grandfather William was the son of Swedish emigrant, Emil (later Charles Samuel) Jährig, of Gothenburg, who was of part Danish and German descent, and of Elizabeth Lister, whose own parents, Joseph Lister and Mary Morris, were English emigrants, from Wisbech, Yorkshire (now Cambridgeshire) and Bolton, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester). Verna was the daughter of English emigrant, George Cecil Carbert, of Sandal Magna, Wakefield, Yorkshire (now West Yorkshire), and of Emma Jane Baker. The surname Carbert is of French origin.

The Moffatts’ maternal grandmother was Alice Mae Arlene Barbour (the daughter of Bocie Taft Barbour and Polly Alice Barber). The Moffatts’ grandmother Arlene was an American emigrant, from Ingrams, North Carolina. Bocie was the son of John Calvin Barbour and Louise Alei Benson. Polly was the daughter of Thomas R. “Tom” Barber and Edith Ellender Barber.

The Moffatts’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to their fourth great-grandmother, Seely Hill, of North Carolina.

Source: Genealogy of The Moffatts’ mother –