Welcome to the heart of the O'Doherty Heritage site, the Digital Clan History and Genealogy Research Library! Here you'll find carefully transcribed genealogical records and historic sources that refer to Ó Dochartaighs by any variant of the name. We invite you to make yourself comfortable here amongst these time-worn volumes that have been reunited and reinvigorated. Happy researching!

Links to External Records

  • Catholic Parish Registers up to 1880, digitized by the NLI. Many records on the western seaboard begin in the 1850/60s.

  • Ordnance Survey of Ireland (John O'Donovan, an Irish historian, was commissioned in 1835 with collecting notes on local antiquities, place names, and histories to accompany the Ordinance Survey. He also included local legends and his impressions on the people and their way of life. You will find references to Ó Dochartaigh, especially in the Donegal letters. These digitized letters have been made available by Ask about Ireland).

  • Irish Genealogy.ie a free website created by Ireland's Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

  • The National Archives of Ireland

  • RootsIreland.ie ($/€/£) 

  • Irish Ancestors by John Grenham ($/€/£) 

The O'Doherty Heritage website is designed to be your place for all things Ó Dochartaigh. Whether your name or ancestry is from a Doherty, Dougherty, Daugherty, Docherty, Dogherty, if your family used another spelling of our name, or if you're from one of our related Donegal families, such as the McDevitt/McDaid, McBride, McConlogue, or others–we welcome you to the O'Doherty Heritage website!

The vision of the O'Doherty Heritage is "Telling our story, uniting us together." This was the same vision of our ancestors, the Ó Dochartaigh patriarchs, when they established our Clan motto, Ár nDúthchas–which means 'Our Heritage'. Below are the goals of O'Doherty Heritage:


  • Share our heritage with our entire Clan

  • Research, document, & bring our history to life

  • Curate a digital Clan genealogy research library


  • Encourage quality genealogical research

  • Promote clan identity and pride in our heritage

  • Facilitate communication amongst our clanfolk


This site is curated by Will Dougherty III under the direction of the Association of Ó Dochartaighs. ©2020 O'Doherty Heritage. Site Policies. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the site, answer your questions, or see you get involved! Email odohertyheritage@gmail.com.