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The Odd Girl

Last night I endured the most hateful thing ever said to me…I was told that I was too young to have experienced the things that I have or to know what all I do. 810 more words

Ireland's Mid/west: Day One

(This is the continuation of my Ireland travel journal. See Part 1 here.)

I grew up in the “Midwest” (really the Great Plains) so when we leave Dublin for the weekend to travel west in a broad smile across the middle of Ireland’s legendary countryside, I kind of feel like I’ve done this before. 1,577 more words


More on the Griffith family of Brymbo Hall

It has been a while since I talked about Brymbo, and particularly about its main estate, Brymbo Hall, and the family called Griffith who – in one way or another – owned the land from at least the 1400s up until about 1792, when one of their descendants sold it to John Wilkinson. 1,334 more words


Short Service Record - No. 8211, Robert Norry Wilson!

A “Twist of Fate” that led me back in time to Burt, Co. Donegal…

Born in 113 Creggan Road, Londonderry on 7 Aug 1887, Robert Norry Wilson was my great grand uncle.  572 more words

Family History

#83. Trace your family history back as far as you can

IDEA #83. Trace your family history back as far as you can. Ask relatives for help; go on line; try a library.

For some children this will be much harder than for others, but all the basic resources needed are a family member or two and perhaps access to a good public library or Internet database. 448 more words

The World And Its Cultures

Hamilton Show Over. “Just Remember Duckies, Everybody Gets Got”

The line quoted in the title is from a recent David Bowie song, “I’d Rather Be High”.

Half the show was about my ancestors of Hamilton. 1,043 more words

Clan Mackey Origins

The Clan Mackay (Gaelic: Mac Aoidh) is an ancient and once powerful Scottish clan from the country’s far north in the Scottish Highlands, but with roots in the old province of Moray. 4,149 more words