Category Archives: Co. Donegal

A Life Cut Short!

A  Diver of Londonderry & Donegal… Born on 7 Feb 1898 in 21 Lewis Street in the City of Londonderry, Thomas Wilson Diver was the second child and eldest son of eight born to George William Diver and, my great … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From The Past!

Do Not Weep… Do not stand by my grave and weep I am not dead, I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am a diamond glint on snow I am the sunset on ripened grain … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday!

Dear Ancestor… Your tombstone stands among the rest Neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out On polished marble stone It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn You did not know that … Continue reading

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Those Places Thursday!

Ballymoney, Co. Antrim: Discovering a Murdoch – Love Connection… Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland where many generations of my Murdoch/k family where born and resided until their deaths.  I too had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday!

“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

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Londonderry to Donegal, Again!

Back Another Wilson Generation and New Connections… Just recently a “Twist of Fate” led me back in time to Burt, Co. Donegal to discover many more of my Wilson ancestors. An extract from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel … Continue reading

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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

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Mystery Monday!

Faces Without A Name…THE DASH I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came … Continue reading

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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

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Mystery Monday!

A Tiny Little Document… In the summer of 2012 on a trip “back home”, while going through some family documents that my aunt had amassed for me; I came across a little piece of paper. This tiny “piece” of a … Continue reading

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