I liked Hercule Poirot's Christmas, by Agatha Christie, so I figured I would probably enjoy Georgette Heyer's A Christmas Party as well, having just finished her Why Shoot a Butler. I was right.
A few weeks ago, in the review of Toured To Death, I made fun of the "damsel in distress" motif that I kept coming across in modern mystery stories. Now, having read Georgette Heyer's Why Shoot a Butler, I might have to eat my words. This lady gets it right.
Buried in a Bog and Scandal in Skibereen are the first two in the County Cork Mysteries series by Sheila Connolly. I would have reviewed them one at a time but they were so good and read so quickly that I was through with the second before I could write about the first.
James D Hamilton was not found in any of the following:
Some time ago, I tried to help a descendant find the mother of Eleanor Cragg who was born in Boston in 1900, likely "out of wedlock."
While looking through the Irish Catholic parish registers, I found this entry ...
In the last two articles, I looked at the shortcomings of the DNA research into our Hamilton line. In this article, I will take a look at the positive side. What have we gained?
My sister recently tested the autosomal DNA of a cousin on our mother's side. A person inherits autosomal DNA from both their mother and father, unlike y-DNA which comes only from their father.
I ask Fields family members and experts in early North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky genealogy to be patient with me and this article.
The legend among the Irish for the longest time was that they "came from Spain." You could say it was the mother of all family stories.
A while ago my cousin sent me a number of photographs of our family ... This picture of Kilmore Quay Post Office is one of them.
How would you feel if your ancestor was described as a 'manufacturer of shoddy goods'?
While I was setting up the new format of this site, I was trying to think of things to write about. Then I realized "Why bother opening your mouth? It's all been said by now."
A poem about spiders
This is not your grandfather's Ramblin' Boy. And the lyrics are not from the versions by Tom Paxton or Joan Baez. Listening to Tom Paxton after this is like listening to Pat Boone sing "Blueberry Hill," nice, but just nice.
On March 11, about 1960, Mr John L Alline of 19415 Wickfield Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, sent a letter to Mr W D Wadsworth, of Gibbins Road, Duncan, British Columbia. Who were these men, and what was the correspondence about?
In December 1915, Alice B Hawkes of Rockland, Rhode Island, sent a postcard to her friend Mrs Green which read ...
In 1941, Mrs Martin Lynch of Port Jefferson, Long Island, received a letter from the town of Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland. Can we identify Mrs Lynch, and can this envelope help us find her county of origin in Ireland?
Having found James McAneny's death record, I was inspired to keep going on the family. Here is his brother Michael's naturalization card. As far as I can tell, this was some kind of summary of information made after the fact, along with the immigrant's current address.
While working on a Peter Cunningham family in Miles City, Montana, I thought it might help to make a list of Cunninghams in Ballymageogh Townland, in an effort to find Peter's parents. Here are the results.
While working on a Cunningham family in Washington State, US, I found it helpful to make a list of the Cunninghams in Mullartown from 1864 to 1905. Here are the results.
The documents section of this website has a transcription of thirty-five letters sent by Henry "Harry" Billups and his wife Agnes Gratton from Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, to Agnes' sister Emily Hall in Derbyshire, England.
Anna Cunningham was born 3 Oct 1845, possibly in Ballymadeerfy Townland, County Down, Ireland, the daughter of James Cunningham and Catherine Devine. The exact date of her birth comes from her granddaughter Nan (Gallagher) Fleming's research.
There are enough railroad tracks on the southeast side of Cleveland that the train from New York could have dropped the Rodgers off at their doorstep, but they probably had to find their way to their new address on their own. Fittingly, in the 1874 Cleveland City Directory there is a listing for an Edward Rogers living on the south side of Railroad, near Walnut, in Newburgh.