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The Scotts of Ballymacward, Co. Antrim!

Larceny of Ducks… Beauchamp Scott, lovingly referred to as “Oul Beatty”, was a son, brother, husband and father – he was also my great grand uncle.   Although many historical records indicate he was born on 26 Dec 1878 the Scott … Continue reading

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Faces Without A Name

A multitude of photos with no names attached! I have an abundance of old family photos, which I assembled while on my last trip to Ireland in the summer of 2012.  With over 3,000 images: family photos, documents and the … Continue reading

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St. Columb’s Court Swifts Football Team

Family photos can be found from the strangest resources. Several months ago, on the 400th Anniversary of Derry’s FB page (which unfortunately has been taken down by the owner); a photo appeared of the St. Columb’s Court Swifts Football Team.  … Continue reading

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The “Black Irish” – Who Are We?

Growing up and even into my adult hood I have often been referred to as one of the “Black Irish”; my father calling me his “Black Irish Rose”!  Where did the term come from; or more importantly who am I … Continue reading

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Christ Church Derriaghy (Church of Ireland)

Another beautiful Church my family is affiliated with.  This stunning church is located on the outskirts of the City of Lisburn in County Antrim.  My Scott, Berry, Waring & Hendren families are connected with this beautiful Church. The name of … Continue reading

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The “Inner Circle” – Can the Barrier be Broken?

Definition of the “The Inner Circle”:  http://dictionary.reference.com defines the Inner Circle as “an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose”; http://www.collinsdictionary.com says, “a clique or a group of people or who share a common interest, aim or purpose”; whereas … Continue reading

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Reasons For Admission…

“Insane Asylums”!! In researching my family tree on one of the websites I frequent…. I found this document, entitled “Reasons for Admission: 1864-1889”. How many of us would have been already “locked up”?

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Burial Records – A Great Resource

When researching ancestors a great resource are burial records.  The records tend to show date of death, burial date, residence at time of death, grave number and often the proprietor of the grave.  They also show all occupants of the … Continue reading

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