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My search for my ancestors!

Crushed By Auto!

Young Man Said to Have Been Victim of a Joy Ride… The Alexandria Gazette was a succession of newspapers based in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. The newspaper was established on February 5, 1784 by George Richard & Company as the Virginia Journal.  … Continue reading

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The Great Escape!!!

From Stoneyford to Belfast and Back… Mary Agnes Scott was born on 21 Jan 1867 in Knocknadona, Magheragall Parish, Co. Antrim.  She was the third child of ten born to Mary Agnes Hendren and Richard James Scott.  She is my paternal … Continue reading

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A First Ballymoney Presbyterian!

Interred at the Western Necropolis in Maryhill, Glasgow… She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and aunt – she is my third great aunt and sister to my 2nd great grandfather William.  She was the third child and first daughter … Continue reading

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A Death Notice and a Sign!

“Result of Accidental Burning…” Once again I found myself exploring the British Newspaper Archives, specifically for Leah Love, when I came across a publication which, to me, was like a gift from the universe. A death notice published in the … Continue reading

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Sudden Death In The City!

Mr. John Chambers, William Street, Derry… An article published in the Derry Journal – Monday 19 November 1906 stated:   “On Friday Mr. John Chambers, William Street, Derry, died under painfully sudden circumstances.  He and some other men were standing at … Continue reading

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Sad Burning Fatality at the Waterside!

Starrett of Derryview Terrace… “On Friday a very sad burning fatality occurred at the Waterside, resulting in the death of a little girl eight years old, daughter of Samuel and Ellen Starrett, of Derryview-terrace, Waterside, lately of Rosemount…” Born in … Continue reading

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A Derry Cabinetmaker!

President of the Amalgamated Union of Cabinetmakers… On 5 June 1875 at the Second Derry (Strand) Presbyterian Church, in the presence of Margaret Wilson and Thomas Cooper, David Norrie and Annie Short (nee Cooper, a widow) were united in Marriage.  … Continue reading

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Seventeen Years Ago Today!

Originally posted on TWISTED LIMBS & CROOKED BRANCHES:
My Tiger Child… “A Tiger Child could be a bundle of joy and a holy terror at the same time.  A little live wire who dashes about sparkling with activity, the Tigress…

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Derry Man Missing!

Mr. Alfred Beattie of Lewis Street, Derry… “Mr. Alfred Beattie (59) of Lewis Street, Derry has been missing from his home since Wednesday last and considerable anxiety prevails as to his whereabouts. Mr. Beattie, who is unmarried, lived with his … Continue reading

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A Life Cut Short!

Originally posted on TWISTED LIMBS & CROOKED BRANCHES:
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…

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