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The Irish in Prague: The MacNeven family

The connections between Ireland, Prague, and wider Bohemia are legion. This has been brought home to me thanks in large part to two publications: The Irish Franciscans in Prague, 1629-1786  676 more words


Pumpkins and Apples

Years ago, we started this yearly party, which we did for several years.  We gathered some friends and went to a friends apple orchard.  They also had pumpkins that we would pick.   408 more words

Nothing to be Frightened Of

Not exactly ‘archives in fiction’, but close enough, is something I just found in Julian Barnes’s meditations on death, dying and family history: Nothing To Be Frightened Of… 186 more words

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BABY STEVEN M. JONES - Age 3-1/2 months

This is the last of the photos (for now) that I cannot connect to the family or do not know the people in the photos.  This very happy looking little guy is Steven M. 62 more words


My D.A.R. Application

I am excited to be applying to the Daughters of the American Revolution.  My Revolutionary War Ancestor is Howard C, Cash, my 5th great grandfather. 273 more words


Tondee's Tavern

Who can guess who’s related to Peter Tondee?

(Hands waving wildly all over the Internet.)

Apparently y’all have read this blog and know that Sugar is related to EVERYONE. 88 more words

Historical Issues

Tracing The Lankford / Lankford Surname: Through Charles

  Who was Charles Edward Lankford / Lankfard?

 He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard.

He was born on Jan 4, 1890. 384 more words