Category Archives: Genealogy

Reconnecting Lost Donohues

So, this is how I started my day today:   I have been working with Kieran for a couple of months now. I would like to say I played a larger role in his journey to discover his bio family, … Continue reading

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Flynns and Draddys and Donohues, Oh My!

In a follow up to this post and this post, I finally received the first of the grave records from Calvary Cemetery in Queens. This took just over two months, which seems a bit long, especially for the amount of … Continue reading

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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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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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