The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Genealogy' (29)

Book on The Great Famine in West Waterford Republished

Originally published in 1996, the book “Desperate Haven” is the definitive study to date of the Great Famine and its effects on the towns and villages of West Waterford. This long out-of-print and much sought-after volume was the product of more than five years of research by Dungarvan Museum…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 11, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 23 - June 29

LUAIN -- On June 24, 1797, John Hughes, the first archbishop of New York, was born in Annaloghlan, County Tyrone. Hughes emigrated to the United States in 1817 and was ordained in Maryland in 1826. Appointed bishop in New York in 1842 and archbishop in 1850, Hughes was a fierce defender…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 23, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Wild Geese Top Ten in 2014

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 community.  Depending on how new you are to The Wild Geese…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Memorial Day Wall of Honor

To help mark Memorial Day, we're providing a place here for all members of The Wild Geese community to record the name(s) of friends and family members who have died in service as members of the armed forces of The United States of America in any era.

In the comments section…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cilliní, An Issue of Remembrance, Part 3 of 3

(First published 2012) Last year's BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" brought to light an emotionally charged issue that affected almost all of our Irish ancestors.  Ever since the Roman Catholic Church declared that the non-baptized were forbidden burial in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cilliní in Belfast, Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3: Belfast's Milltown Cemetery: Atmosphere ‘tense,’ ‘emotions … just below the surface’

(Images courtesy of Toni Maguire)

(First published 2012) Last year’s BBC documentary on Ireland's "Limbo Babies" [featured on our Family History YouTube…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Archaeologist Uncovering More Secrets of Ireland's Cillíní Burials in Belfast

In Milltown Cemetery's unconsecrated cillíní

lie the graves of thousands of unbaptized…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Wild Geese’s Latest Initiative: Relentlessly Uncovering Our Irish Ancestry

We in The Wild Geese social network, now 13 months old, are experiencing a swell of interest and passion in exploring Irish ancestry among our growing membership. No surprise, considering that we as a community have already produced thousands of pages of content -- articles,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Introducing The Wild Geese Irish Ancestry Group

We are pleased to announce the debut of the latest members' group here in The Wild Geese community.  The "Irish Ancestry" group is open to all members of The Wild Geese, and will become the hub for all things relating to ancestry and genealogical research.  Within this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

2013's Most Popular

A.D. 2013 has been a big year for The Wild Geese.  It was just nine months ago that the new and improved version of TheWildGeese.com was launched.  As 2013 winds down to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular blog posts and discussions…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 19, 2013 at 4:29am — 2 Comments

Certifiably Irish: A Community Chat with Kay Woods from The Certificate of Irish Heritage

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was The Certificate of Irish Heritage.  We were joined by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 12, 2013 at 11:23am — 4 Comments

Certificates of Irish Heritage Heading to 3 Lucky Wild Geese Members

Congratulations to the winners of the three gift vouchers each redeemable for a Certificate of Irish Heritage:

Mark…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

‘Bring a Pal Home to Ireland’ on the Wings of The Wild Geese

Two round-trip tickets to Ireland will go to the most successful…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 16, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Your Home’s ‘Family Tree’: Q&A With Know Thy Place’s Colm Moloney

As an archaeologist of 25 years standing, Colm Moloney (on left in photo) knows Ireland from the ground up in a way few people do. Thus it would seem a natural extension of his work to focus on the role of ‘place’ in Irish family history, as distinct from ‘people.’…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

IRISH MINUTE: Memories of Christmas During ‘The Big Snow’ in Mayo

(First published in December 2011)

Maura Mulligan was first-born in a family of six siblings, children of farmers who ran the family farm in the rural village of Aghamore, County Mayo.  After immigrating to the United States and working for telephone companies and even trying life in the convent, Maura took up memoir and fiction…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

3,000 Quakers Help the Irish During The Great Famine

By Susan Kimura



During Ireland's Great Famine 3,000 Irish Quakers contributed their time,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Discovering My Irish Ancestry -- From Chicago To Limerick

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Geneablogger Deborah Large Fox Interview on Irish Genealogy

This Q&A with Genealogist Deborah Large Fox was previously posted in our weekly newsletter but we feel is well worth posting this very popular genealogy blogger's interview, in it's entirety, for those who have not signed up for our free newsletter...enjoy!…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cromwell And His Irish "Friends"

Almost all genealogy researchers have a goal of discovering the immigrant ancestor especially the Irish! Where did they come from? Why did they choose this land? What did they do after they got here?…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Irish Family History of the Pims: 1st Irish Quakers From England To Pennsylvania

Susan Potts Kimura read an article in TheWildGeese.com on Tennis In Ireland by James Doherty. Her famous Waterford relative Tennis Player Joshua Pim (Right: nicknamed The Ghost) was featured with a photo.  Susan had never seen a likeness of him and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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