Category: general

    Edwin O'Connor of Woonsocket, Rhode Island–A Brief Ancestry

    Some years ago I researched a friend's Irish ancestry. She was from Galway and it turned out that she was distantly related to John Ford the American movie director. That got me thinking about the Irish experience in the United States and about American movies in general, which eventually brought me around to reading, not watching, The Last Hurrah.

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    William and Samuel Arlidge Family Trees

    Brief family trees for William Arlidge of Deddington, Oxfordshire, and New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and his son Samuel Arlidge.

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    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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My Old Ohio Home
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 research.
-- Ed Hamilton