brick walls

Done and To Do in Cape May for James D. Hamilton

James D Hamilton was not found in any of the following:

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Henry "Harry" Billups, Pittsburgh, 1890

Henry Billups was last known to be alive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in January and February 1890.

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Joseph Page of Orono, a Timeline

Before 1775: Lived for sometime in Rhode Island ... 1775: Living in the area of present day Bangor, then called Kenduskeag Plantation.

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DNA

A Positive View of Our Hamilton DNA Research

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?

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First Thoughts on the O'Rourke Autosomal DNA

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.

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Hiram Lansford Fields of Hawkins County, Tennessee

  •   Mon 08 October 2018
  •   DNA

I ask Fields family members and experts in early North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky genealogy to be patient with me and this article.

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general

Even the Snails Came from Spain

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.

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Found on Roadside

Found on Roadside

While looking through the Irish Catholic parish registers, I found this entry ...

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Kilmore Quay Post Office

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.

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off-topic

How a non-Python-programmer survived a Pelican point upgrade

A while ago I decided I was tired of handcrafting an individual .php file every time I added an article to this website. So I decided to shop around again for a static site generator.

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Lyrics to a version of "The Rambling Boy"

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."

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Spiders and Clean Windows

Do spiders have a "thing" for clean windows? Do they lie in wait for you to wash the glass before they come out in the spring? Or is it just coincidence, timing—both spiders and window cleaning being part of the rites of spring?

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postal covers

Mary Frances Dolan, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts

On November 26, 1904, Miss Fannie Dolan of 16 Watson Street, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, received a postcard. It had been mailed 11 days earlier from Castlewellan, County Down, Ireland, and carried the message

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Laura Clary Goodenow of Rochester, Indiana

Arthur Hannigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In 1943, Mr Arthur Hannigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received a letter from from Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. Does the Hannigan family have roots in County Waterford?

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records

Michael McAneny of Cleveland: naturalization

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.

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Hellier Family of Bangor, Maine

I had the opportunity to look at two old Bibles which apparently once belonged to members of the Hellier family of Bangor, Maine. They are in a private collection and are not for sale. I am presenting the family record information here for the benefit of anyone concerned.

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James McAneny of Cleveland: his death record

While I was going back through the information on my mother's side of the family, I solved one mystery: what ever happened to Catherine Rodgers' first husband, James McAneny?

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sketches

Eileen Quinn, 1922, Newburgh, Cleveland

Eileen Quinn was born August 10, 1913, in Cleveland, the first child of John Joseph Quinn and Agnes May Francis...

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Mary McGraw, 1922, Newburgh, Cleveland

Mary McGraw was born May 6, 1913, in Cleveland, the first child of John McGraw and Mary Kelley. In 1920 the family was living at 8002 Goodman Avenue...

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My Paternal Old Ohio Home

My father told me that when he moved to Cleveland in the 1930's he first lived in a boarding house run by Fred and Dorothy Goodsmith. All the boarders gambled and bet on horses.

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About
Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton