Category Archives: Ireland

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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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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Stepping Back In Time!

The Usher Ancestral home, Co. Antrim… On my most recent trip back home in the summer of 2014 I had no idea of the unexpected treasures, revelations and surprises I would come across on this particular trip.  I had an invitation to … 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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