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Tuesday's Tips: Is someone playing 'Telephone' with your Irish family history? #Ireland #familyhistory
'Well let me tell you, as the story goes...' This post evolved out of a reader's comment on an earlier blog post, a comment that referenced the childhood game of 'telephone'. Thinking about that game led me to consider the ways in which a family story can c...
'Well let me tell you, as the story goes...'This post evolved out of a reader's comment on an earlier blog post, a comment that referenced the childhood game of 'telephone'. Thinking about that game led me to consider the way...
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Wednesday's Child: 'Marina': An elder sister who never was
Dedicated to every woman who has ever lost a baby... When I was a little girl, rummaging as I sometimes did in the bottom right hand drawer of my mother's dresser — the drawer in which I had found other treasures — I came across a small blue notebook with a...
Dedicated to every woman who has ever lost a baby... When I was a little girl, rummaging as I sometimes did in the bottom right hand drawer of my mother's dresser — the drawer in which I had found other treasures — I came a...
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From Colleen G. Brown Pasquale, a great way to think about our 'trees'.
You are welcome to use my photo! A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees a...
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From Irish Archaeology 
This folklore account details some of the beliefs surrounding marriage in early 20th century Ireland.
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There was no discussion with us, first Saturday in Spring as I always loved Spring... it was a truly perfect spring day... thankfully as the next week it poured! :-)
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In colour today for Sepia Saturday.
Thanks very much to Sepia Saturday chief Alan Burnett for the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday post. For me, looking at the picture of the horses elicited thoughts about beings, and other 'types' with four legs, t...
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From Irish Archaeology: a look at an account from the folklore collections. (for more info about the Folklore Collections see my blog post: http://thesearchforanneandmichael.blogspot.ca/2012/03/from-pens-of-babes-recording-folklore.html)
This folklore account details the animals found on a Co Wexford farm in 1938.
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Happy Easter, to you and yours!
Wishing our family and friends, the world over, a very Happy Easter! ©irisheyesjg2015.
Wishing our family and friends, the world over, a very Happy Easter! ©irisheyesjg2015.
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You're welcome.. We've had a very quiet Easter, but that's ok.
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'A wig maker of Dublin with propense malice' & other Parish Register oddments
In addition to searching for the baptism and marriage records of ancestors, and other family members, one of the best things about perusing Roman Catholic parish registers, on microfilm at the National Library of Ireland, is that sometimes you come across o...
In addition to searching for the baptism and marriage records of ancestors, and other family members, one of the best things about perusing Roman Catholic parish registers, on microfilm at the National Library of Ireland, is ...
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Tuesday's Tips: Butcher, Baker, Cabinet Maker?: Not all Irishmen were farmers.
Coopers and Scribers, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield, Dublin City. My paternal great-grandfather Patrick Magee stands in the back row, second from the right. This is an updated version of a post which first appeared in the summer of 2012 after I came upon a...
Coopers and Scribers, Jameson Distillery, Smithfield, Dublin City. My paternal great-grandfather Patrick Magee stands in the back row, second from the right. This is an updated version of a post which first appeared in the s...
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+Celia Lewis thanks for the +1. Cheers!
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Sepia Saturday #271: 'Of the four-legged variety'
Thanks very much to Sepia Saturday chief Alan Burnett for the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday post. For me, looking at the picture of the horses elicited thoughts about beings, and other 'types' with four legs, that we might encounter along lif...
Thanks very much to Sepia Saturday chief Alan Burnett for the inspiration image for today's Sepia Saturday post. For me, looking at the picture of the horses elicited thoughts about beings, and other 'types' with four legs, t...
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Writer and Historian
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  • Irish History
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Other names
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