Okay enough of the frivolous business of Paris and Provence – back to some hard core family history. Over the past few weeks I’ve been studying the coursework from another Pharos course, this one on One Place Studies (OPS). I was so tempted to focus on one of my easy ancestral places in England or … More One Place Study -Broadford, Co Clare, Ireland
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). B is for Ballykelly in Broadford (Co Clare) in the parish of Kilseily Ballykellytownland is the home of my great-great grandmother, Mary O’Brien from Co Clare. Unfortunately I … More B is for Ballykelly, Broadford and Backrow, Bothkennar
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog, in conjunction with Geneabloggers, has a new series of weekly blogging prompts for 2012 and the theme is 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. Week 7 – Historical Documents: Which historical document in your possession are you happy to have? How did you acquire this item? What does it reveal about your … More 52 weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 7 – Historical documents
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog, in conjunction with Geneabloggers, has a new series of weekly blogging prompts for 2012 and the theme is 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. Week 5’s topic is Life Experiences: Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences. Can you find an example of this in your own family tree? … More 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 5 Life experiences: Finding Mary O’Brien
If you’ve previously logged into my page and are bewildered today, it’s because I’ve introduced a new look to my blog. For some time I’ve been feeling that my blog is a bit “squashed” and made it harder to read. Hopefully there’s not too much open space now.. Let me know what you think…is it … More Time for a new blog look
Alerted by tweets from @IrishWattle @CaroleRiley and @QueenslandFHS, I investigated the link they’d provided for 160 years of Irish population data. The National Centre for Geocomputation’s (NCG) Online Atlas Portal is an absolute goldmine for family historians with ancestry in Ireland. There are two options: mapping and data relating to 2002 together with a timeline … More The Irish population haemorrhage: mapping 160 years of data
Shelley from http://twigsofyore.blogspot.com/ has invited us to submit an Australia Day post on our blogs. She suggests that we “Find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If you don’t have an Australian ancestor, then choose the earliest piece of documentation you have for a relative in Australia” On Wednesday … More Australia Day 2011 meme: the importance of church records and archives to my early documents.
Grass Roots Queenslanders: the Kunkel family. History of the O’Brien family of Ballykelly, Clare, Ireland; Widdups of Urana, NSW. Urana and Narrandera are places where the Widdup family had branches. links to the Hodgsons from Eaglehawk near Bendigo in Victoria … More Widdups from Urana & Bracewell-Hodgson connection