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- Walpurgisnacht (Saint Walpurgis Night), Saint Walpurga, My Ancestors Named Walpurgis from Tauber Franconia (Germany)
- My Ancestor, Royal Servant Edmund Moody Saved the Life of Henry VIII and Changed History! 52 Ancestors, Week 16 – Should Be a Movie.
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Tag Archives: Irish
52 Ancestors Week 34: Timeline. Trying to Reconstruct a Timeline of My 3rd Great-Grandparents Michael Nestor and Catherine Hanberry using Irish Petty Session Court Registers.
This week’s writing prompt is Timeline. I have decided to write about my 3rd great-grandparents Michael Nestor and Catherine Hanberry of Gort, Galway, Ireland. In my research they appear to be non-existent in church and census records in Ireland! Below … Continue reading
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Famous Fahey Kin. Actress Myrna Fahey. 52 Ancestors, Week 28 – Characters.
This week’s writing prompt is Characters. Although we are always free to be creative and interpret the prompt however we wish, some suggestions were: every family has a person who might be described as a “character,” or someone named for … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Uncategorized Tagged 52 Ancestors, 77 Sunset Strip, Actor, Actress, Adam West, Bangor, Batman, Bonanaza, Boyounagh, Burke, Burt Ward, Catholic, Colonial Massachusetts, Cousins, Daniel Boone, Disney's Zorro, Edgar Allen Poe, Fahey, family history, Family Tree, Famous Kin, FBI, Frank Sinatra, Galway, Genealogy, George Hamilton, Glenamaddy, Gort Galway, Gunsmoke, Gurtymadden, Guy Williams, Hopkins, House of Usher, Ingraham, Ireland, Irish, Irish American, Jeff Fahey, Jennifer Lawrence, Joe Dimaggio, Laramie, Louisville Kentucky, Maine, Mark Damon, Massachusetts, Maverick, Mayflower Pilgrim, Minnosota, Mountbellew, Murphy, Myrna Fahey, Newcomb, Nick Sevano, Penobscot County, Perry Mason, Peterswell Galway, Spencer, Stephen Hopkins, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Time Tunnel, Vincent Price, Wagon Train 2 Comments
My Ancestor James McTeer (Mateer) from Kilkeel, Down, N. Ireland. Lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Related lines. 52 Ancestors, Week 22: Conflict.
I wrote this blog entry ten days early and am updating it today. Tomorrow the prompt for 52 Ancestors, Week 22 will be Conflict. I am interpreting this week’s prompt to mean conflicting records, conflicting family trees, etc. In this … Continue reading
Posted in Classic Hollywood Actors, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious Tagged Albert, Alice Jane Peters, Anderson, Carole Lombard, Carothers, Carruthers, Centre County Pennsylvania, Chambers, Christian, County Down, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Denelson, Donaldson, Donelson, Fairfield County Ohio, family history, Family Tree, French and Indiana War, Genealogy, Ireland, Irish, Kilkeel, Linaberry, Lindaberry, Mateer, McTeer, Mechanicsburg, Meteer, Mifflin County Pennsylvania, Nelson, Northern Ireland, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Donaldson Lines, Perry County Ohio, Presbyterian, Price, Scots-Irish, Sharon, Silver Spring Presbyterian Church 1 Comment
My Cousin Carole Lombard. Our shared Mateer/Meteer Ancestors.
Carole Lombard was an American movie actress who became one of the highest paid stars of the 1930s. She is probably best known for starring in comedies and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role … Continue reading
Posted in Classic Hollywood Actors, Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged Alfred Hitchcock, Ancestry, Anderson, Carole Lombard, Chambers, Clark Gable, Classic Hollywood, Cole, County Down, Cumberland County, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, DNA, Everett, family history, Family Tree, Famous Kin, Fred MacMurray, French and Indiana War, Genealogy, Hollywood, Indiana, Ireland, Irish, Jane Alice Peters, Kennedy, Kilkeel, Knight, Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Linaberry, Lindaberry, Mateer, Matier, McMurtry, McTeer, Mechanicsburg, Meteer, Mifflin County Pennsylvania, Minater, Mintier, Mintre, Monday Creek, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nelson, No Man of Her Own, Northern Ireland, Nothing Sacred, Ohio, Old Hollywood, Pennsylvania, Perry County Ohio, Peters, Presbyterian, Ross, Scots-Irish, Shannon, Sharon, Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Supernatural, The Princess Comes Across, William Powell 2 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 1. Foundations. Fahy/ Fahey Ancestors.
I took a few weeks off from my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks blog posts. I was quite busy working and volunteering for The Salvation Army during the latter part of December. So, I am now beginning again now that … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Catholic, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, ancestors, Australia, base, Catholic, Fahey, Fahy, family history, family stories, Family Tree, Fay, Foundation, Galway, Genealogy, Ireland, Irish, Irish American, New Zealand, O Fathaidh, O Fathaigh, United States 7 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 48: Strength. My Irish Ancestor Daniel Wolfetone Fahey (Fay) from County Galway, Ireland.
The writing prompt this week is strength. “Strength comes in many forms. It can be physical, but it can also be emotional or spiritual. What ancestor has demonstrated strength?” To me strength does indeed take on more than one form. … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Catholic, Genealogy, Uncategorized Tagged America, an Drochshaol, An Gorta Mór, Black '47, Canada, Catholic, County CLare, County Galway, DNA, Fahey, Fahy, family, family history, family stories, Family Tree, Fay, Galway, Genealogy, Gort, Great Famine, Ireland, Irish, Irish American, Joynt, Kentucky, Louisville, Mountbellew, Pennsylvania, Peterswell, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Roscommon, Shanaglish, The Great Hunger, The Irish Famine, tragedy, United States, Wolfetone 3 Comments
My ☘️ Irish ☘️ Joynt and Larkin Ancestors from Galway and Clare
“Time is a Great Storyteller.” – Irish saying The Joynt surname is not one of the most popular surnames found in Ireland. And it’s an even smaller group that were and are Irish Catholic. “Joynt is an Irish surname of Huguenot … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic, Genealogy, Religious Tagged Abbyknockmoy, Austraila, Beagh, Carrig, Catholic, Clare, DNA, Fahey, family history, family stories, Family Tree, Fay, French, French Huguenots, Galway, Genealogy, Gort, Hanberry, Hansberry, Iowa, Ireland, Irish, Joint, Joynt, Kilkeedy, Killaloe, Larkin, Mayo, McDermott, Mullen, Mullins, Murphy, Nestor, New Zealand, O'Donnell, Pennsylvania, Peterswell, Poulataggle, Protestant, Rabbit, Rabbitt, Republic of Ireland, research, Roman Catholic, Shanaglish, The Troubles, Tipperary, Tubber, United States, William of Orange, Wolfetone 5 Comments
My McGuire/Maguire Ancestors from Fermanagh, No. Ireland and McElliogott Parish – near Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. In Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana in USA.
The furthest I can take my McGuire ancestors back is to James McGuire born about 1620 in Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland and died about 1682 in McElligott Parish (near Tralee), Kerry, Ireland and Cecelia McNamara Reagh born about 1623 in … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic, Genealogy Tagged ancestors, Ancestry, Barnes, Barrett, Battle of Blue Licks, blog, Blue Licks Battlefield, Catholic, County Kerry, Daniel Boone, DNA, Doty, Doughty, family history, Family Tree, Fermanagh, Genealogist, Genealogy, Gooden, Goodin, Goodwin, History, Indiana, Ireland, Irish, Kentucky, Lamb, Maguire, Maxey, Mayflower Pilgrim, McElligott, McGuire, McNamara, Northern Ireland, O'Brien, Primitive Baptist, Quakers, Reagh, research, Tralee, Ulster, Urquhart, Virginia, Watts, Writing 5 Comments
My Kennedy, Graham, and Murray Ancestors from Ballintoy, Antrim, Northern Ireland
The furthest I can take my Kennedy family line back is to my 6th great-grandparents John Kennedy and Anne Graham. John Kennedy (I) was born about 1700 in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Anne Graham was born about 1702 in Antrim, Northern … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy Tagged American Revolution, Antrim, Ayr, Ballintoy, Ballintoy Harbor, Ballycastle, Baptist, Burkhart, Bushmills, Butler County Pennsylvania, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Cary, Davis, Galloway, Game of Thrones, Giant's Causeway, Graham, HBO, Ireland, Irish, Irish Sea, Isle of Pyke, Kennedy, Knocksaughey Hill, LarryBane, Lordsport, Mateer, Maxville Perry County Ohio, Meteer, Mifflin County Pennsylvania, Miltia, Murray, Muskingum County, New Lexington Ohio, Northern Ireland, Old Bushmills Distillery, Outlaws, Palmer, Pennsylvania, Pike Township Perry County, Price, Protestant, Reivers, Scotland, Scots-Irish, Spatz, Spotts, Swartzlander, The Causeway Coast, The Outer Hebrides, White Park Bay, Williams, Wright, York County Pennsylvania 4 Comments
My Ancestor William Durkee – First Irish Catholic to settle in Massachusetts
My more recent immigrant ancestors were from in and around Gort and Peterswell Parish in Galway, Ireland, and from Klingenmünster in the Südliche Weinstraße (Southwest Wine Route) district in Germany. I have to go back an additional eighty-five years to find … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Catholic, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious Tagged 52 Ancestors, Barbados, British America, British Colonies, Catholic, Colonial America, Essex County, Family Tree, Genealogy, George Martin, History, Ipswich, Irish, Irish Indentured Servants, Irish Slaves, Ispwich, Martha Cross, Massachusetts, Mercy Durkee, Puritians, Red Legs, Salem Witch Trials, Susannah Martin, Susannah North, West Indies, William Durkee 4 Comments