"Thank you Dee for the information. My great grandfather based on the 1901 Census states he was born in Ireland. We guess his birth at 1826 based on his joining the British European Army (Bengal Fusiliers) in 1848. He return to Ireland in 1859 after…"
"Very interesting. My surname Strathern a well know Scottish name has been argued in the family for several years as to origin of the surname. Bede in his famous History of the Church in England point out that Strathern is Strait of Erin…"
"Some interesting ideas about the surname Strathern. Well known as place name in Scotland. We cannot find the connection. We did find William Charles Strathern military records, but next of kin information missing. He clearly sign his name…"
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Good to have another member from the Pacific Northwest. When you have a few minutes to spare, post a blog here about your own "Irish story." Folks here love to read about the backgrounds of other members.
Richard, thanks for that. I'm so pleased you liked the book. I saw this video today on the BBC News about the Giants Causeway, which features in the book. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24032248 Something to visit if you get a chance to go back to Northern Ireland and see how it has changed. All the best, Caroline
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