My Family History: a never ending story
.....stories learned.....discoveries made.....mysteries uncovered and solved
Friday, 20 October 2017
A bit of a brickwall smash: Frank Gillanders Matheson 1833-1909
As genealogists do from time to time, I was reviewing some old research for my great grandfather and some of his children last week. This ...
Sunday, 1 October 2017
Not for the faint of heart: Looking for ancestors in cemeteries and city directories
On Canada's Labour Day (it's the same date as the US one, but spelled, as we would say, properly), I visited St. Michael's Ceme...
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Another brick wall gone: Isabella McKenzie Matheson
I wrote about my great grandfather Frank Matheson's three-volume bible here and the children, including my grandfather, that he had w...
Sunday, 20 August 2017
More Cincinnati mysteries: An unknown marriage and spouses buried in separate cemetery plots
I've just found my 2nd great uncle Thomas Dougherty's death registered in Cincinnati, and it contains new information: he was 56 y...
Saturday, 19 August 2017
The mystery of Mary Ann Dougherty, born about 1854
A few years ago, when I found my great grandfather John James Dougherty (1833-1893) in the 1871 Canada Census, his household included a myst...
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
The treasure troves that are death notices
My summer has been filled with much genealogy research on multiple fronts with some discoveries. The Derry Journal 's 13 Feb 1914 deta...
Monday, 31 July 2017
Next generation family DNA ethnicity discoveries
I was able to persuade my four adult nieces and nephews (there are no more, so I'm not sure why I stress that they're adults...) t...
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Brick wall: Longford and Cavan roots
In addition to my Donegal origins, I also have undiscovered roots in County Longford and County Cavan. At some point before 2 Jun 1834, ...
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