Category Archives: Genealogy

Names Change

In an effort to clear my desk fo at least one piece of paper, I am going to write this blog post about my mother’s, mother’s father, David T. Atkinson Sr. At least, that is what he thought his name … Continue reading

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Cooke’s Lane, Dublin

My father’s father’s family lived in the area around Watling Street, Dublin, Ireland in the late 19th Century. One of the longest running addresses that they had was on the now extinct Cooke’s Lane. I have run across mentions of … Continue reading

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Draddy say what?

Cathy Swift – The multilingual origins of medieval Irish surnames This is not a surname that is run into too terribly often

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Calling all ye Flynns, Draddys and Donohues!

So, Uncle Sam took a good bite out of me this year, so there wasn’t near the amount of available money that I was hoping for, but I did talk myself into buying a little something for myself from my … Continue reading

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Atkinson

My mother’s mother’s paternal line. I have been tracking these folks like Boba Fett. While taking a break from actual genealogy and waiting for the results of some DNA tests, I decided to gather together all of the interesting/pertinent emails … Continue reading

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John Draddy

Death Certificate

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Draddy

This morning the Draddy clan were restless. John Draddy is one of my maternal 3x great-grandfathers.He was born in County Cork, Ireland around 1835 and died in an freak explosion at a construction site in Manhattan in 1880. Armed with … Continue reading

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