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Attended McMaster University
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Writer and Historian
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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
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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 am engaged in the extensive study of, and ongoing work on, the history of Ireland, with a specialization in Early 20th Century Irish Conflict. I am currently focussed on work which specifically deals with engagements during the Irish War of Independence. 
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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 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

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Helen Baker is searching for her half-brother Oliver who was taken away from their mother Margaret Cullen over 50 years ago when Margaret was in a Mother & Baby home in Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland. Oliver was four and a half years old when he was sent to the United States for adoption. #ireland #adoption
Daughter of woman held in Mother and Baby home is searching for half-brother
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Marking Bloomsday 2014:
Happy Bloomsday! Today I am in my beloved Dublin and can celebrate Bloomsday; however, I am without a costume so my Edwardian döppelganger will have to once again stand in for me, dressed in her best, and ready to celebrate ...
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An extraordinary collection from the National Library of Ireland
Photographs of Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell made available
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Thanks - definitely on my list to check out.
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From Claire Santry:
Click logo to see details of today's releasesFindMypast has launched 100 in 100, a plan to release 100 record sets in the next 100 days. This ambitious initiative will see millions of new records, many of them exclusive to Fi...
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From Claire Santry: GRONI is now live online. Connect to search for Northern Ireland births, marriages and deaths.
Those cheeky people in Belfast told us that the new online bmd search facility would be launching only in the GRONI Search Room, but they've bitten the bullet and launched the entire shebang onto the Internet this morning. Yo...
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The indexes to the Registers of Civil Records in the General Register Office (GRO) are now available on www.irishgenealogy.ie, the free website created by the Irish Ministry for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltach.
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If you're in County Carlow, Ireland, in early June there's an opportunity to hear some wonderful speakers at the History Festival of Ireland.
http://thehistoryfestivalofireland.ie
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Ah the yearning - and we are originally from County Carlow (one of the few counties I have not been to as I did not know our family history at the time).
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When I look out over the Cliffs of Moher, one of my favourite places on this earth, I think about how difficult it must have been for those forced to leave such a place of beauty, the land of their ancestors, and I am very gr...
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On this last day of Women's History Month:
On this last day of Women's History Month, I remember Mary Catherine 'Mollie' Magee Halpin, a grand-aunt who in my opinion exemplified the phrase 'joie de vivre'. On our family tree Mollie is my father's aunt, sister to his m...
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