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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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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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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 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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