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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
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
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
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 “research” that went into this and the cost.… Read the rest
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 last AT&T bonus.… Read the rest
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 that have passed between my mother and I about this branch of the tree.… Read the rest
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.