Pay close attention to the meaning of those Latin-written records about your ancestors in Catholic church records in Ireland or you’ll lost traction on invaluable clues to your family history lines. I have puzzled for decades whether my ancestor Patrick Sheedy truly was (as according to family legend) a man who descended from ‘Royalty’ – … More Sheedy – a Royal Proverbial Pain
When you go looking for a sea captain and end up with a famous ghost … More Whole new meaning to Slow Research: & ghostly encounters with kinfolk
Have created a Facebook page titled SheedySpeake for all those interested in the history of the Sheedy and Sheedy Macnamara families.
As we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday I can’t help but wonder if Dan McNamara ever actually got to know his Dad. He had been hanging round his father’s farm in the 1850’s but after being ‘warned off’ he went away quietly. His father had died in 1842 and it wasn’t just his father’s widow … More My Father’s Son – Danny Sheedy’s rebel dad
How can it be that a well-connected Irish bookbinder with a wife and seven daughters, and who worked for decades in the Victorian city of Cork just disappears in every historical record that could tell you who he is.No birth, death or burial records denotes the start and end of James Journeaux’s life: if it … More Ancestors with Secrets
Sheedy Macnamara family of Glenomeara, Clare, Ireland … More Sheedy Macnamara of Glenomera, Clare
My search among Ancient Catholic Families of Ireland for the kith-and-kin of my mystery Captain Armstrong resulted in a naive attempt to link him to a possible uncle named Edmund Lawless, but instead has me up to my armpits in 18th-century Dublin ‘Esquires’ all of the same name. I’ve been attempting to answer if the ‘Gentleman’ Edmund Lawless of Clanbrassil-street Dublin was the same man married Margaret Armstrong in 1784 … More A Lawless Mob of Dubliners
Its been a two-decade chase but the story of Dublin-born mariner John P. Armstrong is nearly ready for the telling, except I need to know a little more about his family back in Ireland and so would like to hear from descendants or researchers of the following Dublin families, of the 1700-1800 era: CORBALLIS / CORBALLY, … More Mystery History Search – Ancient Catholic Families of Dublin, Eire.
The newly-digitized and online Catholic Church Records of Ireland (NLI) have finally solved mysteries surrounding my Sheedy family history on one side of the family tree, but missing records in the collection are confusing primary research on paternal great, great-grandmother Hannah Journeaux and her six sisters of County Cork . I thought the now online church records of St Peters and St … More Cooking the Books or Invisible Hand of Providence?- missing records in new online Ireland Catholic Church records
If the mystery photos in Lizzie Bushby’s Victorian album can be identified they’ll help make sense of the life and times of a young immigrant girl travelling from 19th century Ireland to the remote shores of New Zealand. Lizzie’s album is a time capsule of familiar faces and figures from county Cork’s yesteryears, besides containing photos of family … More Lizzie Bushby’s mystery photo album