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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 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.
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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 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.
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  • 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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Sepia Saturday #285: Within these walls: 'School days'
School days, school days,  dear old golden rule days, Reading and 'riting and 'rithmatic, taught to the tune of the hickory stick. You were my queen in calico, I was your bashful, barefoot beau, You wrote on my slate, 'I love you Joe', when we were a couple...
School days, school days,  dear old golden rule days, Reading and 'riting and 'rithmatic, taught to the tune of the hickory stick. You were my queen in calico, I was your bashful, barefoot beau, You wrote on my slate, ...
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+Crissouli G thanks very much for your comments. I do very much love these old schools and my family's connections to them. Cheers!
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From Claire Santry
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'Down into the Darkness': Mental Illness & Family History
Van Gogh's Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity's Gate), a painting sometimes associated with mental illness.  Mental illness can be one of those uncomfortable topics some of us may not want to talk about; nevertheless, we may find evidence of it on our family tr...
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In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved Du...
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Handwriting & Heredity: Does your handwriting resemble that of an ancestor?
The hands of some Fitzpatrick and Hynes family members. For those of us who spend an inordinate amount of time writing on a laptop or desktop computer, when we kick against the traces of the tech world and take a pen in hand, our writing may show those mark...
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Another very interesting article from Claire Santry.
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From the Military Pension Archives of the Bureau of Military History at Cathal Brugha base comes what they have identified as a definitive listing of those who are credited with actually serving during the 1916 Easter Rising. #irishhistory  
Military Pensions Archive publishes list of all those who were involved in Easter Week
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NUI Galway launches it Irish Famine Archive: eyewitness accounts of the Irish famine migration to Canada in 1847-1848 that would otherwise be unknown. It also pays tribute to those who cared for Irish famine emigrants.
The Irish Famine Archive makes accessible eyewitness accounts of the Irish famine migration to Canada in 1847-1848 that would otherwise be unknown
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Visitors trotting by on James Street, Dublin.  My original list of thirteen tips plus one, first published in 2010 as a post on this blog, has expanded to 17 Tips + 1. It is based entirely on my own experience on research tr...
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Bloomsday 2015: In celebration of the Dublin of James Joyce
In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved Dublin to celebrate Bloomsday; ho...
In St. Stephen's Green is a bust honouring Joyce. The quotation, "Crossing Stephen's, that is, my green", is from Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Happy Bloomsday! Unfortunately, today I am not in my beloved...
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+Steve Goldberg it is indeed. Hope you had a lovely Bloomsday. Cheers!
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If you had family members actively involved in the planning of the 1916 Easter Rising, then this may be of interest to you.
Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) obsessively monitored future rebels
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New Irish Genealogy Records Released in 2014
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Portraits of the artists as women
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To mark International Women’s Day we’ve created an antidote to the all-male Irish Writers poster of bars and student bedrooms

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Wills of Dickens, Churchill, and Turing made available
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UK makes millions of wills publicly available online

1914 Christmas truce: all quiet on the western front as guns were silenced
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Will & Grace star Sean Patrick Hayes looks for his Irish roots
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The Kerry workhouse girls who became Australian pioneers
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TIGS transcribes NY burial records with place of origin
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A unique and valuable new resource has resulted from a project managed by Troy Irish Genealogy Society (TIGS): transcriptions of 12,731 reco

Waves of emigration leave a legacy of love and loss behind
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Opinion: ‘The report is a reminder that behind all the emigration statistics over the past 200 years, and despite the modern revolution in t

First World War memorial bedroom to fallen French soldier - Telegraph
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French soldier's bedroom to be preserved 'for 500 years' as reminder of his sacrifice in Great War

Culture Shock: Death by a thousand cuts – the terrible way we treat our ...
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Pro-Cathedral service remembers Irish dead in WW1
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First time that a Catholic commemoration service held in the church since 1972

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