Tag Archives: Ireland

Stepping Back In Time!

The Usher Ancestral home, Co. Antrim… On my most recent trip back home in the summer of 2014 I had no idea of the unexpected treasures, revelations and surprises I would come across on this particular trip.  I had an invitation to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday!

“Days Gone By”… “The special book upon the shelf,  Was made with many hands.  Our ancestors who posed back then,  All came from different lands.  Their pictures were all tucked away,  And rarely did we see,  The importance of these treasures,  … Continue reading

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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

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Tombstone Tuesday!

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

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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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Friday’s Faces From The Past!

My Berry Connection… “I would I were alive again to kiss the fingers of the rain.” Edna St. Vincent Millay     Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved. 

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A Full Circle Moment!

MY Sweeney’s of Garryharry, Co. Donegal… For years I didn’t know what the initial “S” stood for when my father was signing his name.  After quite some time I discovered he was named after his paternal grandmother Lizzie Sweeney.  As … Continue reading

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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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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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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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