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Category Archives: Burial Records
“Days Gone By”… “The special book upon the shelf, Was made with many hands. Our ancestors who posed back then, All came from different lands. Their pictures were all tucked away, And rarely did we see, The importance of these treasures, … Continue reading
Short Service Record – No. 8211, Robert Norry Wilson!
A “Twist of Fate” that led me back in time to Burt, Co. Donegal… Born in 113 Creggan Road, Londonderry on 7 Aug 1887, Robert Norry Wilson was my great grand uncle. He was one of thirteen children born to … Continue reading
The Robinsons of Ballyarr!
“They Too Hailed From Donegal…” On 20 Nov 1909, at the age of seventy; in Garryharry, Churchill, Co. Donegal, Fanny Sweeney, a farmers widow; passed away. Her son John was the informant of her death. She was my 2nd great … Continue reading
Hidden Headstones… In August of 2014 I was, once again, in the Derry City Cemetery searching for family graves. Since my last trip “back home” in 2012 my research had unearthed several family connections and various other family members who were … Continue reading
The Templecormac Graveyard, Upper Ballinderry… “We do not need to grieve for the dead. Why should we grieve for them? They are now in a place where there is no more shadow, darkness, loneliness, isolation, or pain. They are home.” … Continue reading
The Ballinderry Middle Church
Forgotten Graves… During my very recent trip “back home” I spent much of my time documenting cemeteries, grave yards and family burial grounds in Northern Ireland. One of the many that I visited was the Middle Church in Ballinderry where … Continue reading
Piper Archibald MacMillan Murdoch!
“The Last O’ The Lot An The Best O’ The Bargin.” Named after his mother Sarah MacMillan, Archibald MacMillan Murdoch was my 2nd great grand uncle. Archie was born on 3 Aug 1866 in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, and baptized in … Continue reading
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“The Printer” – Daniel Chambers!
“They Hailed from Where Exactly?” – A Follow Up Born about 1822, Daniel Chambers is my maternal 3rd great grandfather. At this point in time, where I’ve been looking anyway; records for Daniel are sparse. Upon locating burial records from … Continue reading
They Hailed from Where Exactly?
To Londonderry via Letterykenny & Glasgow My maternal 2nd great grandparents were John Chambers and Catherine Johnston. Their marriage was “Solemnized at Londonderry in the Parish of Templemore in Co. Derry” on 13 September 1870 in St. Columb’s Cathedral, indicating … Continue reading
The Garryharry Sweeney’s
“They Hailed From Donegal” – A Follow Up In an earlier post entitled “They Hailed from Donegal” I wrote about my Sweeney family of Co. Donegal. Shortly afterwards I posted an enquiry on West Ulster Genealogy Face Book page hoping … Continue reading