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Congress 2015: Inspirational Keynotes

One of the challenges of any conference is the selection of competing topics when inevitably we want to listen to at least two of the choices, if not more. 948 more words

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FMP's Clare Electoral Rolls are grand

In recent months Find My Past[i] have been releasing a wonderful and vast array of records each Friday under the banner of Findmypast Fridays (the image here is their logo for this promotion). 682 more words

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Congress 2015: Dr Jeff Kildea and the Irish ANZACs

One of the social treats that’s ahead of us for Congress 2015, is the Congress Dinner in Parliament House. I’m really looking forward to it as the last time I had this opportunity I was too sick to attend. 910 more words

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Sepia Saturday 258: Meeting the GI Cousin in Sydney WWII

This photo gave me an instant connection to some from my 3rd cousin’s photo albums. This particular cousin, Nora, has provided me with so much information over the years: old histories, photos of my Kunkel ancestors and our mutual O’Brien relatives. 594 more words

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Oh to be in Courtown, Ireland

This is a story of a success, a surprise discovery and the hazards of not paying enough attention or making assumptions. Oh to be in Ireland where it’s possible to check the primary records! 1,673 more words

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A conjecture of Callaghans from Courtown

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had my autosomal DNA tested through Family Tree DNA. It wasn’t until a 2nd cousin had hers tested and Mum also agreed to being tested too, that my results started to provide some clues to the past. 1,588 more words

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