All Blog Posts Tagged 'family history' (8)

A Final 'Good Night' to Mary Louise, Ma Mère

(Note: I delivered this eulogy today for my mother, Mary Louise Brooke, at All-Saints Church, in the University section of Syracuse, N.Y. My mother spent her earliest years a literal stone's throw from the church, where she was baptized.)…


Added by Gerry Regan on November 19, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

'I'm Dreaming of Home'

I hear the mountain birds

The sound of rivers singing

A song I've often heard

It flows through me now

So clear and…


Added by Gerry Regan on March 12, 2019 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Roots: Clashmore, Waterford

In 2011, I explored the farming area of Ardsallagh in the Clashmore parish of Waterford. My Hogan ancestors farmed in this area, which overlooks the Blackwater River. We enjoyed crossing the bridge to Youghal in County Cork and doing research in the Waterford library in Dungarvan, where my Whelan ancestors lived. Would love to…


Added by John hogan on January 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Comic Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen: July 26,1895

Gracie Allen was born to George Allen and Molly Darragh, who were of Irish Catholic extraction. The Darraghs are listed as being from County Antrim with Gracie’s father, Patrick, born in 1833 and married Margaret Peggy McKillip from Ballymoney, County Antrim. The Darraghs were from County Antrim. Gracie’s father, Patrick, born in…


Added by Dee Notaro on July 12, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Connecting the Past and Present: Chatting With Genealogist and Author Megan Smolenyak, Part 2 of 2

We continue and complete our interview with genealogist, author, producer and speaker Megan Smolenyak, wherein we discuss her work with Unclaimed Persons, finding the family of a World War I…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 2, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

‘Connecting Across Oceans and Time’: Q&A With Celebrity Genealogist Megan Smolenyak

(photo courtesy of Megan Smolenyak)



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

Researching In Salt Lake City's LDS Family History Library

By Susan Kimura

Salt Lake City — I conduct family-history research every day as finding my ancestors and learning about them is an important part of my life. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (LDS), also known as Mormons.

The LDS website states: "FamilySearch is a service provided by…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 12, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Honoring Irish Women of Our Past: Q&A With Artist Rachael Flynn

The Book of Names is an Internet-based project to recognize the women in our past who have migrated from Ireland. By adding the names of your Irish mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and so on, you will have the chance to ‘light a candle’ in their memory.

The effort is…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

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