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Day 4 - National Library

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    A jacket was a definite requirement today, my rain jacket doing double duty.  There were periods of heavy rain and bright sun today, sometimes happening within a few minutes of each other.  …

Day 3 - National Library & National Archives

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    Today was partly cloudy with a brisk breeze, but no rain (although my weather app tells me it's raining lightly).  Like Florida where the forecast for every day during the summer is a 30% chance of showers, I think it just depends on where you are.  …

Day 2 - Dublin and the Registry of Deeds

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   There were torrential rains last night, and on this morning's news, they showed flooding in Cork and Belfast.  A wet day I thought, for walking around Dublin.  I left with my rain jacket and umbrella heading for the GRO.  …

Day 1 - Dublin

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    I made it!  My fight out of Tampa yesterday was delayed for 2 1/2 hours but I still had enough time to make my connection to Aer Lingus in New York.  I arrived in Dublin a bit after 9 a.m. this morning.  …

One Week and Counting

Rachel Mackey

   A week from today I'll be on my way to Ireland.   I have a flight from Tampa to New York, connecting with Aer Lingus to Dublin.  I frequently mention the fact that I don't do a lot of research on my own family.  …

Researching Those in Religious Vocations

Kelly Ordination

   If we’re friends on Facebook, you probably already know that I spent the weekend in Connecticut for the Ordination of my daughter, Kelly.   On May 21st she graduated from Yale Divinity School and was ordained a Transitional Deacon this past Saturday in the Episcopal Cathedral in Hartford.  …

The Kings and Laughlins of County Down

    Bridget King was the ninth child (of eleven) born to James King and Ellen Loughlin (sometimes O’Loughlin) of Ballymaginaghy in the Civil Parish of Drumgooland in County Down.  In the 1901 Census, Bridget is listed as nine years old, however her birth certificate states she was born in 1889, making her twelve years old at the time of the census.  …

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