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Welcome to my homepage. I am the "unofficial" genealogist of the Ruane/Lavin family, the present and past family of my parents, Patrick Ruane and Bridget Mary Lavin. Patrick was from Ballinruane, Menlough, Galway, Ireland and Bridget was from Castlerea, Roscommon, Ireland. Shriane is my grandmother's maiden name on my mother's side; Gilligan on my father's side.

We have held Ruane Family Reunions in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2006; the next one was tentativly scheduled for 2010 but had to be cancelled. My travel through my family's history has led me to the early 1800s on the Ruane/Lavin side.

I have also been doing research down my wife's family history. Her mother was Marie Barbara Critelli/Critello from Long Branch, NJ (her mother was Nettie Cittadino) and Harry Dan Hicks from Tyrone, PA. The history starts at 1890 on the Critelli side, and the late 1500s on the Hicks side.

Even with no end in sight, the journey has been wonderful!!...and will continue to be so!!!

I have over 2000 names and will share what I have. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Ruane/Gilligan, Lavin/ Shriane; Hicks & Critelli/Cittadino
Updated June 22, 2011


Michael Thaddeus Ruane
22 Homestead Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
United States
Fax: 732-870-0280

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