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Researching Timothy J. Mahoney - born in Ireland and died in New Jersey in 1921

I’m always so excited when I get a genealogy record back in the mail, and I recently received the death certificate for Timothy J. Mahoney. He died in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey on May 22nd, 1921. 562 more words


Year In Review - 2016 - Dedicated to Babcia and Nana

This year our research is dedicated to our grandmothers.

This year in family research Genealogy Sisters had good luck with our grandmothers. I’ve been an advocate of DNA research since 2005 when I first had my mtDNA (Mitochondrial DNA) tested, to learn more about my heritage passed down from mothers to daughters.  931 more words


December 23, 2016

Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 580 more words


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Christmas 1961

I love this photo because Mary and James look so happy, with their arms wrapped around each other. A simple Christmas tree decorated with old ornaments, tinsel, and candy canes still seems perfect to me. 109 more words


Children will be able to take their mother’s surname

The project unanimously voted into law Thursday evening by the National Council will allow parents to give children the surname of their mother. This is one step closer toward equality between men and women. 907 more words


Resarching Mary Kane Doran of Belfast, Northern Ireland

I’m hoping to find out more about the second wife, Mary Kane, of my Irish great-grandfather, Bernard Doran. His first wife, Mary Hall, was my direct ancestor, but it always helps in family research to look at all sides. 703 more words

Family Names

Who Am I?

We normally identify ourselves with our names, don’t we? Well I have accumulated several of those.

Supposedly my mother gave me my first two names from those of bible characters, David, and Joseph. 359 more words