Category Archives: Co. Antrim

The Murdock-McAleese Twisted Limb

From Co. Antrim, Ireland to Pennsylvania, U.S.A. … Born in the Ballymoney area of Co. Antrim, Ireland on 30 March 1878, she was the eldest of three children, and only daughter; born to Alexander Murdock and Jane Holmes.  Her two … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From The Past!

My Berry Connection… “I would I were alive again to kiss the fingers of the rain.” Edna St. Vincent Millay     Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved. 

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Wordless Wednesday!

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

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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

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Wordless Wednesday!

“It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined…” “…a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there.” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). … Continue reading

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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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Wordless Wednesday!

“In the end, we’ll all become stories” Margaret Attwood. “If Stones Could Speak”! Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved.   

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Mystery Monday!

“Faces Without A Name” … Yet again, I’m immersed in looking at old family photos!  I have so many beautiful photos from family albums which, unfortunately still remain “Faces Without A Name”! My never ending quest to find my “dead … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday!

Faces Without a Name… These are some of my family, unfortunately other family photos remain  beautiful “Faces Without A Name”! I believe that the “Face Without A Name” is Richard Scott the father of Mary Agnes.  If that is the case, … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday!

Templecormac, Upper Ballinderry – A Family Cemetery?  Photographed on a trip “back home” during the summer of 2012, it would seem this tiny little cemetery is a private family burial ground.  I’ve since discovered that some of my family may be interred … Continue reading

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