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From Irish Archaeology and the Irish Folklore Collection:
This blog post details some of the signs/portents which were deemed lucky or unlucky in early 20th century Ireland.
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Hi Celia, quite a few are familiar to my French-Canadian husband too. 
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What do you think? I'm interested in constructive responses to the questions within.
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Remembering Mom: Mary Jane Teresa Ball Geraghty
Today, on the 3rd anniversary of her death, I fondly remember our mother,  Mary Jane Teresa Ball Geraghty, 1931-2012. Long before marriage and family, my mom Mary, a young woman of 18 years, in evening dress, 1949. They say time heals all wounds. It is the ...
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From the Manuscripts at Trinity blog:
Today is the sombre centenary of the worst maritime disaster in Irish waters; on 7 May 1915 the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat, with the loss of 1,198 lives, as she neared the end of her...
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President Higgins to attend commemoration in Cobh along with US, UK and German officials
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Mystery Monday: A curious find in valuation records sparks new questions.
Never let anyone tell you there isn't a little magic and mystery in research. Last week I shared with you finds made in the revision books of the Valuation Office in Dublin that allowed me to confirm the provenance of Warblestown House , a home that has bee...
Never let anyone tell you there isn't a little magic and mystery in research. Last week I shared with you finds made in the revision books of the Valuation Office in Dublin that allowed me to confirm the provenance of Warbles...
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The troubling trend of online 'experts' with seemingly little or no expertise
Question:   In the realm of family history and genealogy, in some cases, is online marketing taking the lead over expertise? The impetus that spurred the question: Around the time of St. Patrick's Day, I was contacted by 'Patricia', a very frustrated resear...
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Sepia Saturday #279: 'What was, that is, but isn't': Marrying past & present
A city should be a living, breathing entity which is allowed to stretch and change in order to remain alive; however, some of us who want to preserve the past cringe when we see beautiful old buildings torn down in favour of 'new builds', some of which seem...
A city should be a living, breathing entity which is allowed to stretch and change in order to remain alive; however, some of us who want to preserve the past cringe when we see beautiful old buildings torn down in favour of ...
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Sepia Saturday #278: In life's picture: We begin and we end with family.
Today's Sepia Saturday inspiration image of a damaged photograph got me thinking about the nature of change, and all of the alterations life brings, some we welcome and some we do not. Although it may sound counterintuitive to those like me who seek to pres...
Today's Sepia Saturday inspiration image of a damaged photograph got me thinking about the nature of change, and all of the alterations life brings, some we welcome and some we do not. Although it may sound counterintuitive t...
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Dublin woman learns shocking truth about her origin. Kari Rosvall was a part of Lebensborn, 'the spring of life' programme, a secret SS project designed to create a so-called Aryan race of blond-haired, blue-eyed children, who were supposed to be the future leaders of the Third Reich.
Naomi Linehan, co-author of Irish No 1 bestseller Nowhere’s Child, on how Kari Rosvall survived Hitler’s breeding camps to find an Irish home
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From Claire Santry: FindMyPast adds Dublin Workhouse Admission and Discharge Registers and Dublin Poor Law Unions Boards of Guardians Minute Books. 
FindMyPast has added the Dublin Workhouse Admission and Discharge Registers, 1840–1919 to its database, placing online for the first time what appears to be some 1.5million records. I say 'what appears to be' as there has bee...
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If you are interested in the future of Irish family history/genealogy, the Report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht, authored by Catherine Murphy TD, is a must read. John Grenham links to it in his article 'Catherine Murphy for Taoiseach'. #irishgenealogy   #irishroots   #familyhistory  
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  • Irish History
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Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, Jennifer Geraghty
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Writer, Historian (Irish History), Family History blogger, Archive Rat, Graveyard Rabbit
Introduction
My working life is that of a writer and social historian. I hold three university degrees: B.A., B.A. (Hons.), and M.A., and I am engaged in ongoing work in Irish history, with a specialization in early 20th century Irish conflict (The 1916 Easter Rising, World War 1, The Irish War of Independence). Currently, I am working on two distinct history projects, both of which find their origins in the critically important decade of 1913-1923.
Bragging rights
I have been very fortunate to spend a lot of time in Ireland, doing history research, and family history research, visiting family, and travelling around the country. I spend part of every summer, autumn and winter in Ireland. My principal blog, 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History, was named one of Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 International Blogs 2012.
Education
  • McMaster University
    B.A. Philosophy, 1986 - 1989
  • McMaster University
    B.A. (Hons.) English Literature, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Guelph
    M.A. Literature & Performance Studies in English, 1997 - 1999