Gerry Regan's Blog Posts Tagged 'Genealogy' (7)

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 all were later convicted -- in the rape of a woman and the armed robbery of the…

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

From Bockagh Hill to Bayside Heights: The P.F. Grady Saga

‘I am of Ireland,

And the Holy Land of Ireland,

And time runs on, cried she,

‘Come out of charity,

Come dance with me in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

‘Who Turned Those Lights On? Kill the B------’: Christmas at Sea 1942

Part 3 of 3 of the Series 'We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942 

This…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Beer, Strikebreaking, Exquisite Furniture: How Work Came to Define This Irish-American Family's History

Thoughts of labor this holiday, however modest in its aspirations, invite me to contemplate the role of work in both defining and coloring the lives of my family.



My grandfather Ray Regan was born in Harlem, in upper…

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Added by Gerry Regan on September 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Treasured Mementos: A Last Father's Day Card

My grandmother Susan C. Regan was born Susan Catherine Condon, the granddaughter of Irish immigrants. She was very excitable, what in another time and…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

‘Birthday Boy’: Seeking Patrick O’Connor

I have not always been Gerry Regan.

I was born Patrick O’Connor, on February 26, 1953, to a woman I finally met 44 years later. And on learning my first and last name, I was frankly surprised. The name seemed stage-Irish, recalling for me, Harrigan and Hart. For a…

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Added by Gerry Regan on February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 26 Comments

Genealogy Records from Westminster Online, Says Firm



RECORDS REVEAL 400 YEARS OF WESTMINSTER’S HISTORY

Leading family history website findmypast.ie a href="http://www.findmypast.ie/">http://www.findmypast.ie/> has today published online for the first time parish records held by the City of Westminster Archives…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 6, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

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