Tag Archives: Cork
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
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
A good, quick read about the area around Castletownroche.
Cousin Robert Barry from Rathcormac, County Cork, just sent me some interesting details he’s recently turned up on a common ancestor.
Ellen (nee O’Connor) Arnold was married to Bartholomew Arnold. It appears that he did not survive The Famine. On the Griffith’s Valuation (basically, a tax census) for 1852, we find multiple entries for Ellen!… Read the rest