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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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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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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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Twenty Two Years Ago Today…

Robert Sweeney, named after his grandmother Lizzie Sweeney of Donegal! Referred to as “young Bobby” – he was born in November 1934 at 41 Cherryville Street, Belfast, the home of his maternal grandparents.  23 Vandyk Gardens becoming his family home shortly … Continue reading

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9140 – Sergeant Alexander Murdock

2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry Alexander, known as Alex; is my 1st cousin 3x removed.  His father, Alexander; and my 2nd great grandfather, William; were siblings.  Alexander was born on 2 Jul 1879 in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.  As I mentioned … Continue reading

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A Strange Coincidence, or Was It?

I’ve been working on my family tree “Twisted Limbs & Crooked Branches” for about 3 years now.  Like many, I started collecting information and photos several years prior.  I had spent time in the Knock Road Cemetery in Ballymoney, Co. … Continue reading

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The Belfast Blitz – A Personal Connection

I grew up knowing that my father was born in Belfast and grew up in Ballymoney.  Ballymoney is a small town in Co. Antrim which is a short distance away from the Causeway Coast and the Glens of Antrim.  It’s … Continue reading

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L.O.L. 456 Known as “Murdocks Lodge”!

In my 2012 trip “back home” I amassed a large number of documents, some dating back to the late 1700s; old photographs (some still unnamed); and many photos of family headstones from a variety of cemeteries.  One of the documents … Continue reading

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