"Hi Augustine,I apologize for my delay in getting back to you. That's exciting news! My Curleys are likewise from the Leaha townland but I have not been able to connect my tree to this specific family. I will send you a direct email with more…"
"Great insights and recommendations, Sarah. I well need to check those books out. I am especially intrigued by the recurring theme of Ireland as the lost paradise, and I've often wondered how much of that is the product of 20th century Irish…"
"Holy cow, thank you Paula! I should have updated this post but I've since found some of that info thanks to another researcher, but much of what you found is new to me, particularly John and Bridget's marriage date. Does the record happen…"
"Hi Ryan, I'd be curious to learn more about your approach too. I've also tested on FTDNA but I've had trouble making sense of my results, due in part to how little I know about my Irish ancestors 4+ generations back. Most of the…"
"I was in a similar boat when I got started. I'd suggest first recording everything you and your family members know about those grandparents (full names, birth dates, etc) and search for them (depending on their ages) in the 1940 and 1930…"
"I agree that the Roman Catholic Church should be responsible for maintaining these records, and I would further suggest that they should be responsible for digitizing them and making them available to the public at an affordable rate (or free with…"
"Bridget Diver might have been at Gettysburg. She was an Irish native who followed her husband to the front with the 1st Michigan Cavalry, part of George A. Custer's famous Wolverine Brigade. I'd never heard of her until I saw Damian…"
"The National Library of Ireland has a fairly comprehensive collection of historic photos online. Just enter your keywords, and you can refine your search to digitized photos using the "Filter Your Search" options in the column to the…"
"Brendan, Yes, you surely should have a web site and it would help with selling your current poetry book.. You could have a blog as part of it to write about your ongoing research. It generates interest and people do go to it to learn about your…"
Brendan, Yes, you surely should have a web site and it would help with selling your current poetry book.. You could have a blog as part of it to write about your ongoing research. It generates interest and people do go to it to learn about your work. It does take time to put one together. My husband did mine and it is in dire need of re-vamping, but he hasn't the time and I'm thinking about finding a college intern to re-design one. You might think about that. It could incorporate interesting aspects of your writing experience. Thanks for all your help with my research. I would love to be on Wild Geese site more, but hunkering down with my novel is a necessity when I have free time. Also, I think I asked to friend you on facebook. Although facebook keeps me connected with people and family I'd never hear from, I try to use it primarily for my work.
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