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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Elizabeth Doran Rafferty - Irish Beauty

One of the joys of doing genealogy is connecting with cousins. Sometimes these cousins have photographs of family to share, and I feel like I have just hit the lottery. 136 more words


The French Canadian Connection Part 2

Those Darn Dit Names!

As you begin to look for your French Canadian ancestors, before long you will come up against this odd thing called “dit” names (dite is the feminine).  480 more words


Post 432: Not a junior!

My father was against naming any of his children after himself. He wanted no juniors because he believed it put a burden on the child (good or bad!) to avoid or match the father in character, achievement, piety, wealth, or any other measure people put on others. 528 more words

What is in a Name?

I have early memories of my father telling me how important it was how I conducted myself in life, not only for my own sake, but also for the honor of our family name. 1,934 more words