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Personal names in the catalogue

If you are a regular user of our libraries, you may have noticed that the writer’s name will usually be listed surname first in the catalogue. 317 more words


Women are the Keepers of the Family Story

Family History = Oral History x (Her + Story)

Women are the Keepers of the Family Story

Have you ever noticed that most people today are primarily seeking genealogical information regarding their father’s side of the family?  611 more words

Women's History

Associated (O'Leary) family surnames

Here is a list of some surnames associated with our O’Leary family.



Brace; Beecham; Bennett; Brennan


Connell; Connor; Copner; Corridan


Daley; De Lorio; Driver; Duboff… 56 more words

5 - Odds & Sods


It is common knowledge that Tamils tend to have long surnames and it’s sort of a ongoing joke between non-Tamils that most Tamil surnames will probably end in a ‘nathan’, ‘pillai’, ‘kumar’, ‘nanthan’, ‘lingam’ or ‘singam’. 214 more words


It's Not Always in the Surname

It’s Not always in the Surname
Finding Slave Ancestors & Owners

There is a long standing belief that African Americans adopted the surname of their Owners, when they were set free from slavery. 678 more words


More notes on naming conventions

The naming conventions below were common not only to Ireland (geographically) but also to the time period. More notes on surnames below.  

10 amazing Japanese holidays you won't want to miss--in February!

Riding on the heels of Setsubun, a day when Japanese people playfully admonish the demons in their houses (no anti-demon spray necessary; it turns out that most Japanese demons quickly flee the house if you throw beans at them), you probably think all the fun for February is gone. 1,303 more words