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Category Archives: Genealogy
What I Did on My Mid-Summer Vacation: Day 4
Plan for the day was to limp my broken butt out to the yard and get the three beams in place and leveled. While having breakfast, Lowe’s had other ideas.
So, obviously, there is no longer a rush for me to get the beams in place.… Read the rest
Mary Buckley Proves Tom Hunter is a Relative
This is a recreation of an email that I sent to my father and sister a few nights ago. A few years back, I was caught up in the fever of being Irish-American. I found an unsung hero of the 1916 Easter Rising had really caught my attention, so I wrote a Wikipedia article about him.… Read the rest
Posted in Genealogy, Irish Tagged 1916, Castletownroche, Cork, Rathnadarrahy, Thomas Hunter Leave a comment
John Draddy, more
I’ve previously covered poor John Draddy, my 3rd great grandfather, who was killed in a construction explosion. What I see I am missing from this blog is that I sent off for the list of those buried in his grave with him.… Read the rest
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An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
I did a presentation about DNA testing.
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Fwd: Atkinsons in Calvary Cemetery
OK, we aren’t at any genetic risk due to cousin kissing, but the family is tied up in a nice mess of a knot.
The mother that bailed out was Norah Heaney. She was the mother of Frances Loftus. Frances was pretty much raised by her aunts, including Maria Loftus-Atkinson.… Read the rest
Fwd: Atkinsons in Calvary Cemetery
The long awaited burial record for Maria Loftus-Atkinson arrived today. I was hoping to get some of her siblings, but it doesn’t look that way.
Who she was: Ma and Pat’s mother’s father’s mother.
Why I was hoping for siblings: There is a weird kind of mixing going on with the Loftus family.… Read the rest
More on Cooks Lane, Dublin
I’ve previously discussed Cooks Lane in Dublin, former home of my father’s father’s people. It is now under the Guinness Brewery.
A recent post from UCD is about maps built based on the Thom’s Street Directory, the telephone book of the day, caught my eye, so I looked for Cooks Lane on the most recent map available: 1898.… Read the rest
Posted in Beer, Genealogy, Irish Tagged Cooks Lane, Dublin, Guinness, Hannon Leave a comment
Paddy Hannan’s Pub
I was actually in this place, for only a few minutes, in Dec 1989. Had I known then what I know now about my ancestors, I would have asked to speak to the owner! James Street is at the top of Watling Street in Dublin.… Read the rest
Posted in Genealogy, Irish Tagged Hannan, missed opportunity, Watling Comments Off on Paddy Hannan’s Pub
MongoDB and Python in Data Visualization
This is an interesting web site discussing the use of Python and MongoDB in data visualization. I am getting very comfortable with Python and I have just started playing with MongoDB, so looking at examples of how I can start to generate data visualizations out of these tools is my next step.… Read the rest
Posted in Geek, Genealogy Tagged Data Visualization, madness, MongoDB, python Leave a comment
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, but he really did all the legwork.… Read the rest
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