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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… Read the rest
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 last AT&T bonus.… Read the rest
Everyone is Irish
My floater coworker brought in a genealogy packet today just to show me. An aunt had put it together for a family reunion in 2000. It was half handwritten and half typed, and full of black and white photocopied pictures. Genealogy has come a long way. … Read the rest
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In the latest episode of The DNA Thread, I feel like throwing up.
Last week, I was entering all kinds of DNA data into a program called GenomeMate Pro and I noticed a lot of matches that matched both my mom and my sister, but none of the known, tested cousins.… Read the rest
Walking the path of my ancestors
I am recently back from a trip to Dublin, in which I took part in the Centenary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising. I will cover that in a different post. For this post, I am more concerned with sharing my experience in tracing my Hanno/an ancestors.… Read the rest
The Dead and The Restless
This is a follow-on to the post about all of the new Flynn info. It is hard for me to come to terms with the fact that while all of that was going and all of the following was getting started, that I was studying for and taking final exams!… Read the rest
The Ancestors Are Restless
Wow, what a week that was!
As I studied for my math and Java finals, my ancestors woke up and decided to mess with me. All of them. All at once.
It started with a message here to this post.… Read the rest
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My Find-A-Grave Link
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A good start to the summer plans
Have a look at my autosomal DNA matches graph.
The goal this summer is to meld my geekiness with my genealogical pursuits.
Java, which was pretty much selected from a hat as a course of study for me, is going to play a big role in this.… Read the rest
Find A Grave
I started playing around with the FindAGrave app for iOS and noticed that there was a tiny burial ground (not even a cemetery) a short walk from my house. I also noticed that there was a photo request for one of the stones in that burial ground.… Read the rest
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