Category Archives: Geneaology

“Something About Mary”!

Born in Londonderry to parents from Stranorlar and Lough Eske, Donegal… A  Birth Notice published in the Derry Journal on 15 Mar 1876 stated; “Elvin – March 12, at the Middle-road, Derry, the wife of Mr. William Elvin of a … Continue reading

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The Johnston’s of Ardnableask & the Elvin’s of Cashelnavean, Co. Donegal!

Jane Johnston – My 2nd Great Aunt or… Is She? A daughter, sister, wife and mother – Jane Johnston was born about 1854 in Lough Eske, Co. Donegal.  Jane is one of six children born to John Johnston and Isabella … Continue reading

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Born in Scotland and Died in Londonderry!

Lived in Coleraine and Buried in Ballymoney… He was the eldest son of William Murdock and Jane McDougall, one of ten; and the only one born in Scotland.  Alexander was my great grand uncle, brother of Thomas Murdock, my great … Continue reading

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My Lynch/Wilson Family of Burt, Co. Donegal…

A Preponderance of the Evidence! Several months ago, upon obtaining burial records for my 2nd great grandfather, Thomas Wilson; I discovered he was born in Burt, Co. Donegal.  The record also revealed that his parents, and my 3rd great grandparents; … Continue reading

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I Am Bound To Them!

I am bound to them… …though I cannot look into their eyes or hear their voices. I honor their history I cherish their lives I will tell their story I will remember them! Author – Unknown

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Too Many Deaths Too Soon!

The Beattie/Flanagan Connection…. Born on 9 Jul 1866 in Fountain Place, Londonderry she was a daughter, sister, wife and mother.  Her name was Rebecca and she was named after her mother and her great grandmother.  Rebecca Beattie is my great grand … Continue reading

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Sentimental Sunday…

Cranky Old Man! What do you see nurses? What do you see? What are you thinking when you’re looking at me? A cranky old man… not very wise Uncertain of habit… with faraway eyes Who dribbles his food and makes … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday!

Reminiscing… Time was I used to walk away When wearied by the old folks’ chatter About some joy of yesterday To me, such memories didn’t matter I’d often heard the tales they told And I was living in the present … 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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Seventeen Years Ago Today!

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 will throw herself into the thick of things.  … Continue reading

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