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