I am participating in the A to Z 2012 blog challenge throughout April. My theme is a genealogical travelogue or a travel genealogue (I’m not sure which). Today’s “K” post mixes long-ago family history with recent family history and travelogue. K is for Kathmandu (Nepal) Kathmandu was on my husband’s bucket list long before the … More K is captivated by Kathmandu, Kildare and Kavieng
There I was Dutifully writing my D is for Dublin post and reflecting on my Gavins and their links to Dublin, Davidstown and Dalby. “Perhaps I should have another look at Irish Genealogy”, I thought to myself, “in case new records have been uploaded”. Well, there hadn’t been, but I put in a search for “Denis … More Second Gavin Sighting in Dublin….Shocked speechless
I am participating in the A to Z 2012 blog challenge throughout April. My theme is a genealogical travelogue or a travel genealogue (I’m not sure which). D is for Dublin, Ireland The first time I visited Dublin it was the end of November in the late 80s and Prancer, Rudloph and mates had already … More D visits Ireland, Australia and Bavaria
For years I’ve been trying to locate something, anything about one of my families while they were still in Ireland. Despite evidence on their shipping records, their death certificates, obituaries etc, the Irish lives of Denis Gavin and his wife Ellen nee Murphy have remained elusive. The daughter who arrived with them on the Fortune … More First sighting of my elusive Gavin family in Dublin, Ireland…alleluia!