Since the 'dead babies in Tuam' story *hit* the headlines I've read a lot about it on the internet in particular and I wonder a lot of things and this is a difficult blog to write because where do I let my thoughts go.
An extremely emotional subject.
The first things I thought when I heard the story and as I listened to the immediate reaction here in Ireland was
1. Do you have any idea of what life was like for those people (the mothers).
2. Do you remember what…Continue
Copy of message sent to my Facebook page
My name is Jane Lyons, Ph.D., and I post on this page. I set this page up as an attachment to my Jane Lyons Genealogy page. This page is called Irish Genealogy, it has NOTHING to do with any professional site of the same name
I do not have and this page has nothing to do with a website which carries the name irishgenealogy
This page has been set up by a…
Beyond the Grave Conference, Limerick - a few weeks ago........
Jane Lyons (me) Talk.
I've just been sent a link to a 'video' of my talk at this conference and y'know, I was wrecked, had had about three hrs sleep the night before, it was 4.30pm, I was tired.
I've been told I was very good, but me, I thought i was very borderline......now that I see the video though, I realise I wasn't bad at all *except* I should really have stood closer to…
Old Irish Newspaper Abstracts:
We tend to forget the things that so many people have done, especially in this day and age of advanced technology. Many of you don’t remember the days when the Irish Census returns were not on the internet, many of you don’t know about the days when you had to go to the Irish Civil Records office to get the references for births, marriages and deaths. Today, we can get those references if they exist on the internet (for the most part). We all forget so…Continue