David Joyce
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That's Just How It Was liked David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2
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Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2
"John Fiske was a strong proponent of Anglo-Saxonism during the growing Imperialist period, centering on the idea that this particular blood line was divinely commissioned to save all others from themselves. He tagged this idea to another popular…"
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Beth Golden commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1
"thanks, Gerry!"
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Gerry Regan commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1
"I found the image by doing a key-word Google search, probably using the names of the counties David highlights, along with "18th Century.""
Jan 30
Beth Golden commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1
"Hi David, TWIG admins once included a photo for one of my posts too. Nice that they do that! Old maps are so beautiful and often teach me so much. all the best!"
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Jean Sullivan Cardinal liked David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2
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David Joyce commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1
"Hello Beth, The credit for the image goes to someone else,actually, I don't know who. When I submitted the post, I didn't have an image. I also think it is very beautiful as well :}. I like pictures of old maps as well."
Jan 23
Beth Golden commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1
"David, would you please provide a link for the map image? I'd love to view it in more detail. Thanks!"
Jan 23
Beth Golden commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2
"Thank you Mike for your extensive comment! My 2nd great grandfather and great grand uncle (David Little and Joseph Martin) both born into Presbyterian families in County Down were early and active members of the Knights of Hibernia in Oakland,…"
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Beth Golden commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1
"Thanks so much! Several of my ancestral lines belong to this group. It's great to learn more!"
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David Joyce commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2
"Hello Mike, You are absolutely right :). The goal of the post was to show the struggles they went through in Virginia. In hindsight, I should have mentioned their origins were Scottish. It was primary intended as a genealogical story of the Joyce…"
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Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

The immigration experience of the Presbyterians in colonial Virginia was an oppressive time for the Scotsmen from Northern Ireland. Subject to the penalties imposed on them by the Established Church of England, their presence in Virginia, especially, in Hanover and…

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Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:00am 6 Comments

The genealogy and history of the Presbyterian Church has always been intertwined in Virginia history. Beginning in the 18th century, protestant dissenters were seen unfavorably by the Established Church of England. Presbyterians, Quakers, and Puritans because of their religious beliefs were penalized by the British government socially, politically, and in matters of religion. The Presbyterians, especially, had a traumatic…

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Create Your Own Irish Culture

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

If you're reading this, you're probably proud of your Irish Heritage and rightly so. Honoring your family's roots is nothing to laugh at. There are several ways to do this, of course. Varying from studying the Irish…

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Learning Gaeilge: Staying Motivated

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Whether you’re studying Gaeilge as a native Irish person or as part of the Irish diaspora, the most important aspect to consider is staying motivated. It is true that there're several ways to achieve this goal,…

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At 4:28am on August 19, 2014, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, David.

First of all, welcome to The Wild Geese community.  Glad to have you aboard!

Secondly, I see you're in Mechanicsville.  My wife and I lived there for just over four years (2007-11) before moving to Galway.  Are you a lifelong resident of M'ville?  

~ Ryan

At 3:13pm on August 19, 2014,
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Fran Reddy
said…

Welcome to the Wild Geese David! Glad you're a member and great to hear your story.

At 10:08am on August 20, 2014, Bit Devine said…

Céad míle fáilte, a chara! We look forward to learning your Irish story and enjoying your contributions ...when you have a moment,please add a profile photo

At 12:22pm on August 20, 2014, David Joyce said…

Thanks :}. I will add it asap.

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