Tag Archives: Burial Records

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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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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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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Sentimental Sunday!

A Short Life… Born on 23 Jun 1906 in 41 Cherryville Street, Belfast I had always thought that my paternal grandmother, Lizzie Berry; was the youngest of seven children born to James Berry and Mary Agnes Scott.  It would seem I … 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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They Hailed from Where Exactly?

To Londonderry via Letterykenny & Glasgow My maternal 2nd great grandparents were John Chambers and Catherine Johnston.  Their marriage was “Solemnized at Londonderry in the Parish of Templemore in Co. Derry” on 13 September 1870 in St. Columb’s Cathedral, indicating … Continue reading

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The Garryharry Sweeney’s

“They Hailed From Donegal” – A Follow Up In an earlier post entitled “They Hailed from Donegal” I wrote about my Sweeney family of Co. Donegal.  Shortly afterwards I posted an enquiry on  West Ulster Genealogy Face Book page hoping … Continue reading

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My Granny’s House

The Home of Three Generations! The year was 1904, and the house was one of twenty situated off Fountain Street.  12 Victoria Street was a two up two down terraced house on, what I thought of as, a very steep … 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 Sea Faring Man”

The One Who Doesn’t Want To Be Found” … My Brick Wall! Once again I am returning to Robert Berry who is my 2nd great grandfather… he’s the one who doesn’t want to be found; or maybe he does and … Continue reading

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