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Looking for new ways to share your family stories? Not a writer? No problem, see my new page that will help you out...no matter what your comfort level is with the "writer thing :) "
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A great way to capture a thorough personal history for your #genealogy  records. #genealogyresources  
If you are really intent on getting your personal history done in depth, here's a cheat sheet for you!   You can do it all in one fail swoop if you have hours on end, or do it in sections at a time.  You can write your answer...
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Amy W. Kelly

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The International Society for British #Genealogy and #FamilyHistory (ISBGFH) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 15th Annual British Institute. The Institute will be held September 21-25, 2015, at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, conveniently located ...next door to the Family History Library (FHL). #genealogyresources #genealogytraining
The following was written by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) is pleased to announce th...
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The origin of the Irish National Anthem. Amhrán na bhFiann”” (The Soldier’s Song) was composed in 1907 by Peadar Ó Cearnaigh (Kearney) and by Patrick Heaney. Both became members of the Oliver Bond 1798 Club and it was for this club that the pair of them wrote the song.... It became the marching song of the Irish Volunteers, replacing such older songs as T.D. Sullivan’s ‘God save Ireland’ and Thomas Davis’ ‘A Nation once again’ 
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#genealogy   #wrongrecords  never simply believe the family tale ;) 
Today's blogpost at the "Generations gone by's weblog" which was called When the documents have the wrong date inspired me to tell my own little anecdote experiencing something similar. I have a ca...
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9 days after Malcolm X's visit to Smethwick in the West Midlands, he was shot and killed 
Malcolm X visits Marshall Street in Smethwick 12/02/1965 http://www.expressandstar.com/editors-picks/2015/02/12/day-malcolm-x-came-to-town/ “I have come,” he said, “because I am disturbed by reports...
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Are you aged 18-24 and interested in history, film and social media? We’re looking for people for an exciting new project. #makefilm
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#52ancestors 2015 No. 4 - sharing my birthday #genealogy

This week’s theme of Amy Crow’s 52 ancestors challenge is called “closest to your birthday”. Closest to my birthday are the ancestors I share my birthday with. One of them is Hermann Karl Heinrich KOOP, the brother-in-law of my 2nd great grand uncle…
This week's theme of Amy Crow's 52 ancestors challenge is called "closest to your birthday". Closest to my birthday are the ancestors I share my birthday with. One of them is Hermann Karl Heinrich ...
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Ireland : James Pearson - 1852 Victoria Cross awardee, from Rathdowney, Co. Laois (Queen's Co.)

We have two VC awardees from Rathdowney - one man was 'called' John Moyney, except his name was not really John Moyney, before he joined the army his name was John Miney (called Jack). We know about Jack and a section of Bob's Bar in Durrow, Laois has been devoted to Jack - the first private WW1 Museum in Ireland.  So, anyone researching the 'Moyney' surname in Ireland, please note there are very few records of this surname, one in the Griffiths in Tipperary and 3 in civil records.  The surname Moyney did not occur around Rathdowney, the surname Miney did.  John Moyney (aka Jack Miney) is buried as John Moyney in Roscrea, his parents and sister are buried as Miney

The other man, James Pearson we know very little about.

I have a copy of his memorial from findagrave and have arranged to view the parish records to find the townland he came from.

James was a Private in the 86th Regt., The bravery for which he was awarded his VC occurred on 3rd April 1858 in a place called Jhansi, Calpee in India. It is said that he is buried there.. He is not believed to ever have returned to Ireland. I think he may have become a Prison Officer

If any of you know anything about Mr. Pearson I would really appreciate hearing it.  Thank you
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Over the years I have heard many interesting radio programmes  produced by Torquil MacLeod http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/torquil-macleod/10/a58/991/en  . I wonder if he is named after one of the two 15-year old boys who died at Gallipoli   
Among the casualties in the WW1 battle of Gallipoli were British schoolboy sailors, sent to war in obsolete ships.
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I have a bit of catching up to do with the 52 ancestors challenge from Amy Crow at No Story Too Small. Travelling and a broken wrist after the first 20 minutes this year on cross country skis don’t help :) This week’s theme is “Close to home”. The first…
I have a bit of catching up to do with the 52 ancestors challenge from Amy Crow at No Story Too Small. Travelling and a broken wrist after the first 20 minutes this year on cross country skis don't...
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52 ancestors in 52 weeks. That is the challenge Amy Crow brought to life in her blog "No story too small". It is the second year, therefore 2015 edition ;) I use this week to introduce you to my 3r...
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Exploring your #familytree in +FamilySearch's new Family Discovery Center - #genealogy #familyhistory #ancestry
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FREE U.S. state #research guides from +Ancestry. #genealogy #familyhistory
Learning about the history and what resources are available for the places your ancestor lived can give your research a solid boost. Our state research guide series includes historical background, a chronology, helpful information on census and vital record availability, highlighted collection ...
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Irish Civil Records : Birth.  How to find references and order photocopies
Civil registration of Irish Birth, Marriage and Death records in Ireland began in 1864 (note: a huge number of people were not registered in the early years even though it was law that they should be). Civil registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845.
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#52ancestors - So Far Away - travelling up my family tree #genealogy #Mecklenburg-Schwerin #Mecklenburg

This week’s theme for the 52 ancestors challenge (check out www.nostorytoosmall.com to find out more about the challenge) is given with “So Far Away”. I decided to go with “far away” from a time perspective and went back in time. I had a look at who is…
This week's theme for the 52 ancestors challenge (check out www.nostorytoosmall.com to find out more about the challenge) is given with "So Far Away". I decided to go with "far away" from a time pe...
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Want to know something about the civil parish your family lived in back in 1837? Take a look in the Lewis 'Topographical Dictionary of Ireland' 1837
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Ireland : The Emigrant's Friend or Authentic Guide 1848

Extract’s from “The Emigrant’s Friend or Authentic Guide”, mainly addressed emigration to the Australian Colonies and New Zealand, but some advice would be suitable for all emigrants around 1848
Extract's from "The Emigrant's Friend or Authentic Guide", mainly addressed emigration to the Australian Colonies and New Zealand, but some advice would be suitable for all emigrants around 1848.
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Ireland - Our Roman Catholic Parish records will be put online by the National Archives of Ireland in the Summer of 2015.

The films of these records end at the year 1880.  For the most part they were filmed in the 1950's.  It is pdf files of these records that will be put online.

The records will not be indexed when put online, the records are far from perfect.  You will see what we see when we look at the records on a microfilm in the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

I have put photographs of some (very reasonable) parish records online for you to look at so that you will know what it is you will be seeing when they are released.  This is actually a huge positive move for the Irish diaspora
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