All Blog Posts Tagged 'Genealogy' (178)

'Himself' Underscores All Our Ancestors' Journeys

The more presentations I make of my book, HIMSELF, A CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S STRUGGLES WITH REBELS, BRITS, AND DEVILS, the more readers and commentators lead me to read further and think deeper. If I were to rewrite this historical novel, I would include episodes depicting how poorly received were Northern veterans upon returning home, how much they were forced to turn to one…

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Added by William J. Donohue on March 20, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2

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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Added by David Joyce on January 7, 2017 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

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

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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Added by David Joyce on January 5, 2017 at 10:00am — 6 Comments


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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 3, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Sir David Goodall: Irish Genealogist

David Goodall was born in 1931. One side of his family had Wexford ancestors who were on both sides of the 1798 Rising. Though he had no professional involvement in Anglo-Irish relations until 1982, Goodall had a lifelong scholarly…

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Added by Don Gray on August 14, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Reliving the 'Magic' at Pearse's Cottage in Connemara

photo of Piaras F. Mac Lochlainn at Rosmuc

My mother (God rest her) must have taken this photo. It was in Connemara and they were on their honeymoon… It was a long time ago, but we still had a copy in a dusty old photo album at home in Ranelagh. It was lovely to see it projected onto the gable end of Pearse’s Cottage in Ros Muc last weekend.

It’s a long story. But maybe today, I’ll just tell you about the short film that I produced as part of my artist’s…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on August 5, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Searching For My Great Grandmother's House in Donegal

oil painting of old deserted fireplace by Eoin Mac Lochlainn entitled: Tinteán Tréigthe no.19, oil on canvas, 2016

Tinteán Tréigthe no.19, oil on canvas, 2016

Now if you’re searching for your great grandmother’s cottage in the country, you can follow the map to a certain extent, but, in the end, you just have to ask someone. So, after driving a crooked mile up a crooked mucky roadeen, searching for the dot beside the ‘S’ of…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on April 25, 2016 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

How I Learned That Grandad Executed Erskine Childers

Do you know where you’ll be on April 24? Maybe not, but chances are you might just find yourself huddled over a form, answering innumerable questions about your personal life. Filling in the census may not be the most exciting of pastimes, but it sure is important. Without all those statistics it generates,…

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Added by David Lawlor on April 22, 2016 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

Quo Vadis? (Who Are the Irish and Where Are They Going?)

Boy, we had us a whopping week of celebrations. There isn't a child in the country who can't now recite the Proclamation, nor an adult that cannot name everyone who fought in the GPO in 1916. We can all quote Yeats and Pearse, Connolly and Casement. We can…

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Added by Brian Nolan on April 3, 2016 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Injustice in Hell's Kitchen? -- The Story of Tom and ‘Yerkie’ Irwin

"Brother Pleads Guilt to Free Jailed 'Twin' " reads the headline in the July 30, 1931, edition of The New York Times.

The story refers to two of my grandmother’s first cousins, Tom and John Irwin. Tom stood accused with two other men -- and…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 11, 2016 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Nicholas Gray Jr: The Wexford Lodge Survives a Yankee Siege

The Mississippi Territory existed from April 7, 1798, until December 10, 1817. The Territory had the usual frontier problems of land claims and the establishment of law. The attraction of vast amounts of high quality, inexpensive land ideal for growing…

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Added by Don Gray on March 7, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Uncovering the Hidden History of Gaeilge In My Family

I thought I might share this. Both of my paternal grandparents came from the spot where Cork, Kerry and Limerick meet. Traditionally -- going back to mythical times -- the area was known Sliabh Luachra (The Mount of Rushes). Finn MacCool and his band were said to have hunted there. The actual townlands were Mountcollins (Cnochuileáin or Cnoc Uí Choileáin) and Caherlevoy.

Above, the Paps of Danu,…

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Added by Joe Ó Connell on February 4, 2016 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Great Great Grandad John Doherty's Pension

I live in County Clare, Ireland. All my family originate from the West Of Ireland, My GGGrandad John Doherty was a pensioner in 1866. The only way he could have a pension is from the military. Does anybody know how to find this out? I know that most Irish fought for the Irish Brigade.

Regards Ray (Doherty)

Added by Raymond Patrick Doherty on January 25, 2016 at 8:30am — 17 Comments


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'Himself': A Sweeping Saga of One Irish Immigrant's Experience

Himself: A Civil War Veteran's Struggles with Rebels, Brits and Devils.  By William J. Donohue 319 pp., 2014 Buffalo Heritage Press www.BuffaloHeritage.com, softcover $19.99…

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Added by Kevin P Gorman on January 7, 2016 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Silent Radical: Winifred Carney (Documentary From NV TV)

I would love all of you to see a very recent film piece about my Aunt Winifred.  Here she is for a posed photograph with her mother (Sarah Cassidy Carney) and her two sisters, Mabel and Maud, who later become nuns.  She is standing between…

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Added by Joan Austin on December 13, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

SAVING DUBLIN'S MOORE STREET

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I began to write about Saving Dublin's Moore Street and found I could not write it any better than Robin…

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Added by Joan Austin on December 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Access to 'Find My Past' Records

From midday Friday, September 18, until midday Monday, September 21 (BST), you can have free access to the Irish and British genealogy records available on the Irish version of the Find My Past website. You will be able to access millions of Irish…

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Added by Kieron Punch on September 17, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

A Bone-Deep Affinity with Ireland ... An Inner Knowing

I would have known I am Irish had I been adopted at birth by a family with a different nationality. Sooner or later, I would have woken up to the fact by simply paying attention to the way I am wired. It’s the…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on September 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

County Roscommon Genealogy Research on Facebook

On July 22, 2013 I formed this group to honor my Roscommon heritage.  We now have over 1,500 members worldwide who are focused on researching their Roscommon heritage as well as helping others with  Roscommon research.  There is…

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Added by Marie Higgins Ippolito on August 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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