All Blog Posts Tagged 'ancestry' (6)

Mistresses, Concubines and Fitzies in Your Family Tree?

When a "family detective" starts researching  “Royalty” connected to one’s family, there arises  women known as “Mistresses” and “Concubines”.  Most Kings had them. Do you know the difference…

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Added by Dee Notaro on July 10, 2014 at 2:30am — 3 Comments


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Luke Gibbons - My Remarkable Great Grandfather!

My Great-Grandfather Luke Gibbons is named after his grandfather who was born around 1780 in Ireland, probably…

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Added by Fran Reddy on June 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Another 'Fairy Trip'

Bit, I told Janet earlier about you calling these kind of trips I make Fairy Trips....and she laughed. Later, she turned round and asked me what I had said about Fairies.

The more I think about this, I smile - travelling through Ireland with nary a care in the world, not worrying about where you are going because when you get there you will find something worth remembering - it is actually a fairy trip. Earlier today we were trying to get home from Castlecomer and I saw a sign…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Genealogy of Others & Introduction

I transcribe gravestones in Ireland as well as transcribing information from parish records.  I began transcribing the words of pre 1901 gravestones in 1996.  

I have a website which was created in 2001 and two years ago we put 170,000 gravestone and church photographs online.  I indexed the names off every stone I could read and we have that index online as well.  The numbers of gravestone photographs have increased since that time and the places I have been to stretch from…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

Irish Y-DNA 'Surname' Analysis - How It Works

Seventy million Irish diaspora know they have something intense and unexplainable coursing through their DNA. Perhaps, more than any other country in the world, Ire-land has left an extremely strong emotional…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on February 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments

Capturing 'Every Bit of the Old Country'

At the encouragement of some fellow members of TheWildGeese.com, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone here with whom I have not had the privilege of interacting (yet).  I've recently made the decision to combine two of my most ardent passions -- Irishness and photography -- into a new business venture.  That business is called Irish Homeland Photography.   I'm thrilled to be one of the very first…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 4, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

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