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Tag Archives: Co. Londonderry
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
Short Service Record – No. 8211, Robert Norry Wilson!
A “Twist of Fate” that led me back in time to Burt, Co. Donegal… Born in 113 Creggan Road, Londonderry on 7 Aug 1887, Robert Norry Wilson was my great grand uncle. He was one of thirteen children born to … Continue reading
Faces Without A Name…THE DASH I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came … Continue reading
My Love’s of Co. Londonderry… “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, … … but beautiful old people are works of art.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Johnston Alexander Love, My Maternal Great Grandfather…
Strangers in the Box!
“Strangers in the Box”… Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I’ve often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names … Continue reading
Hidden Headstones… In August of 2014 I was, once again, in the Derry City Cemetery searching for family graves. Since my last trip “back home” in 2012 my research had unearthed several family connections and various other family members who were … Continue reading
A Tiny Little Document… In the summer of 2012 on a trip “back home”, while going through some family documents that my aunt had amassed for me; I came across a little piece of paper. This tiny “piece” of a … Continue reading
Friday’s Faces From the Past!
They Are Family… but from which Twisted Limb? “…to gaze into the face of another is to gaze into the depth and entirety of his life.” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights … Continue reading
“In the end, we’ll all become stories” Margaret Attwood. “If Stones Could Speak”! Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved.