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Last Day in Ireland

reunion tree

   It’s been a great two weeks, but it’s time to go home.   I spent my final day at the National Archives working through six Wills/Administrations (they never did order the last two) and some estate records. …

Dublin Research

   Dublin is a great walking city!  All of the main repositories are within walking distance of Buswell’s Hotel (which is across the street from the National Library).   My first stop was at the

More New Cousins!

   This trip has been amazing as I’ve had an opportunity to meet more cousins.  Last week I received a message through Ancestry from Anita who had made a connection through a King/O’Loughlin line in County Down. …

They’re not always where you expect them to be!

View from the south-east.

   I’ve been looking for my 3rd great grandparents graves for a number of years.  Mathew and Isabella Mackey/Mackay lived and died in the northern part of County Leitrim, Kinlough in Rossinver parish.  …

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

   If you have ancestors from the six counties of Northern Ireland, or even from some of the border counties, you’re probably already familiar with PRONI. Created in 1923 and currently located in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, PRONI’s mission is to collect records of historical significance, both governmental and private.   …

Ulster American Folk Park

   Just  north of Omagh in County Tyrone is the Ulster American Folk Park, part of the National Museums of Northern Ireland.  Focused on the emigration experience, it contains a reconstruction of Irish homes and villages (similar to Plimouth Plantation, Sturbridge or Williamsburg).  …

The County Library

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   When you’re out and about Ireland, don’t forget to stop at the County Library.  Every Library is different and you don’t know what you’ll find until you check.  I had reviewed the holdings of the Longford Library before I left home and was intrigued by their reference to “Estate Records.”  …

The Weekend - Meeting the Cousins

Jack Moughty of Ballymahon, Longford and Bernard “Pat” Moughty late of Connecticut

   On Saturday I bid farewell to the Dalys and headed to northern Mayo to meet a new cousin, Charles Moughty and his wife Evelyn.  Originally from Westmeath, they settled in Ballina in northern Mayo.  …

Sometimes the Brick Wall is Solid

   How I’d love to be able to take my Daly family back just one more generation!  I’ve come at it a couple of ways, but haven’t been very successful.  I know that John Daly was born about 1831,  married three times and fathered ten children.  …

First Day in Ireland

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be blogging about my research trip.  Although much of it will be about my personal research, I’ll be adding information that will help you in planning your own trip, whether it be alone or with a group.  …

Ireland - Here I Come!

Michael Daly

   Tomorrow I leave for Ireland.  I’d like to say that I’m completely organized…but I’m not.  Hopefully I’ll get closer today.   I’m leaving Florida about 1 pm and my flight from New York  is at 6:30 tomorrow evening.  …

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