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
Who is the mystery James ‘Settler’ Sheedy of Hunter’s River in New South Wales (Australia), and why was his name changed in much later years to ‘William’ Sheedy in probate lists published in Sydney newspapers? Why is his death not registered in New South Wales. And is he a Sheedy, a Sheedy-Macnamara, or a Silk? … More Mystery James Sheedy of Tipperary and Hunters River NSW
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
Sheedy Macnamara family of Glenomeara, Clare, Ireland … More Sheedy Macnamara of Glenomera, Clare
ONE MAN’S SEARCH FOR HIS MISSING SISTER “I’ll not rest until I have found her,” Colin says “She’s my sister and she deserves to know her family.” For over thirty years Colin Elliott has been haunted by a phone call from a missing sister he hadn’t known existed, and now the 82 year old is … More Where is Beatrice ?