Welcome to The Origins Genealogy Project

Welcome to the Origins Genealogy Project. The project researches a huge number of surnames (see list below). For an overview and to learn more about the project, visit the About page.

Surnames Being Researched

Bower, Burns, Busch, Callaghan, Curry, Carleton/ Carlton/ Carrolton, Dionne, Donnelly, Dillon, Dolan, Dumont, Einecker, Fazio, Kearney, Kearns, LeFebvre, Mann, McDonough, McHugh, Mulaney/Mulvaney, Murray, Mulholland, Nevin, O'Shea, Paquette, Parcel/Purcell, Powell, Prendergast, Rondeau, Scheid, Schuler, Skerl, Steinmetz, Wadle, Wasco, Wenz, Wilson...and many more.

Countries of Origin

Austria(-Hungary), Germany, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Scotland, Italy, Canada, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia


Newark (NJ, USA); Jersey City (NJ, USA); Hoboken (NJ, USA); Union City (NJ, USA); St. Louis (MO, USA); Waldkappel & Eschwege (Hesse, GER); Plan/Planá, Austria-Hungary (CZECH); County Mayo (IRE); Rhineland-Pfalz (GER); Baden-Wurttenburg (GER), Quebec (CAN); Munchhausen, Alsace, Bas-Rhin (FRA)

Past & Current Project Supporters

The following people have provided generous financial support for the efforts of this project to research, compile and share information about our many ancestors:


John Fazio Sr in Memory of Margaret Fazio
Brian Mann


George Wenz III
Judy Bower
Thomas Bernard O'Brien
Dee Bryan
Brian Mann

2012 and Earlier

Judy Wasco Bower
John Byrne
Dee Bryan
Joseph W. Mann Sr. & Margot Burns Mann
Vincent J. Mann Jr & Annmarie Kiander Mann
Brian Mann & Vincent J. Mann
Michael O'Shea & Mary Mann O'Shea
Beth Wadle
George Wenz III

Thank you also to everyone who has contributed data, photos and other informational support to aid in researching and sharing family history!