Hi Paul, my name is Eugenia Soliai Lawrence. My mother was a McCarthy. Last of her generation. She passed away a year ago. Her father was Malaki McCarthy, son of Sale Malaki Charles McCarthy. My grandfather's father was Sale Malaki Charles McCarthy who married Tautala Ilaoa. He had two sisters, Selepa McCarthy who married Willie Bryce and Vagivagi McCarthy who married A.E. Jennings. My great grandfather was Malaki Charles McCarthy who married Mary [Mele] Groat [spelling may differ]. You are correct by saying the McCarthy's came from Ireland. Mary Groat on the other had came from Germany. I am still trying to work through my genealogy as well. Contact me via email or anyone who has information on the McCarthy line from Samoa at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Would love to hear from anyone with information on our family. I understand that a one-day McCarthy reunion is held in Samoa every year on the last Saturday of April. Not sure who to contact on that but I'll find out.