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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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A Strange Coincidence, or Was It?

I’ve been working on my family tree “Twisted Limbs & Crooked Branches” for about 3 years now.  Like many, I started collecting information and photos several years prior.  I had spent time in the Knock Road Cemetery in Ballymoney, Co. … 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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St. Columb’s Cathedral – “My Granny’s Church”!

St Columb’s Cathedral is near and dear to my heart; I often refer to it as “My Granny’s Church”!  My family has been affiliated with the church for decades.  Many were married, baptized and confirmed at the church.  Some were in … Continue reading

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