This very interesting post from Claire Fullerton inspired me to write this one.
In the last 5 years or so my Dad has done a ton of work on genealogy. He has done both his side and my Mom's side. It's been…Continue
George Arthur French was born at Roscommon, Ireland in 1841. He was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and commissioned in the Royal Artillery in 1860.
We use lots of maps in tracing the paths of our ancestors. Mapmakers will often place a tiny piece of incorrect information in their maps to prevent illegal reproduction of their work. Called a "copyright trap," the fake text might be a bogus street name or even the…Continue
Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on April 22, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (1853 – 1921) was a figure of the American "old west" known as a buffalo…Continue
This interesting and uncommon name is of Old French origin. It was introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066 and derives from the Old French "avril(l)." The month of April, ultimately from the Latin…Continue
A large part of the 34th…Continue
When European settlement of North America started pushing inland from the coast, transportation problems repeatedly occurred. The biggest problem was the Appalachian Mountains, 400 miles from the coast. …Continue
Thomas Fitzsimons was born at Ballikilty, County Wexford, Ireland in October of 1741 to Anthony Fitzsymons in the mid-1750s. We know his mother's name was Jane, but we do not have a record of her maiden surname.…Continue
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Michael Regan-Waugh on Irish TV
We are grateful to IrishTV.ie, Clare FM radio, The Clare Champion, and Raidio Corca Baiscinn –…Continue
Heraldry is the profession, study, or art of creating, granting, and blazoning arms and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms. Heraldry, the word, in its most general sense, encompasses…Continue
What’s hard about doing your family tree is finding some branches you’d rather break off, and one that comes to mind is a Kentuckian, a Gregory, whose 19 slaves were identified only by gender and age in the 1850 census, as…Continue
A.D. 2014 has been a magnificent year for The Wild Geese Irish Social Network. As this year draws to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular articles and videos from the…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Ó am go ham, feicimid sna hAnnála tagairt do mhná céile agus d'iníonacha na cléire oidhreachtúla, mar sna samplaí thíos.…Continue
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In late July, Raymond Magee from…Continue