There were far too many people who supported and assisted me
in this effort to name. You know who you are and without your
consideration and support in everything from corresponding
with me to having me in your homes asking innumerable
questions; to letting me borrow your old photographs, memorial
cards and letters from your albums and shoe boxes this web
site would not be here. You supported me here in the States,
in such very special ways in Ireland and from far off
England, India, Italy, New Zealand and Canada.
There are however five people whose contributions were so
extraordinary that I am compelled to cite them by name.
My parents John and Helen Tinneny who instilled in me the
importance and appreciation of family; Lee, for helping me in
many special ways and for tolerating this all-consuming effort
and clutter all these years; Mary Tinneny O'Kane from
Limavady, Northern Ireland who was the first to respond to
my initial searching letters to Ireland with an excited phone
call and who then pointed me toward Belturbet; Susanna Tinneny
who responded so totally to my request to prove our
relationship and to learn about the family and its roots in
Ireland - and who chased with me all around Ireland gathering
information on our family.
My heartfelt thanks to each of you named and unnamed.