Groundhog Day, originated in 1887 was first celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day is given to the name of the day that it is supposedly possible to predict when Spring will arrive. The tradition of Groundhog Day originated from another holiday in Europe known as Candlemans Day. On this day the church would give out candles […]
Every one of us knows the tragic tale of the Titanic. It has been made into a blockbuster film, with a similarly famous theme song, and helped launch Leonardo DiCaprio as a heart-throb (and an almost-oscar-winner meme… until recently). The Titanic certainly was a horrendous disaster, in many ways, and it will probably remain in […]
My buddy Megan SS gave me a heads-up on this, and the records are out! Irish genealogists, are you in for a treat: a treasure trove of Irish family records are now available online. “The expanded database includes the Birth Records Indexes from 1864 to 1914, the Marriage Records Indexes from 1845 (1864 for Roman […]
Online research is getting better and better every day. With new free websites, databases and research groups popping up everywhere, family historians have a seemingly endless supply of records and resources to help them uncover family details.
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A few weeks ago a genealogist named J Paul Hawthorne started a trend that was making the rounds on Facebook and genealogy blogs quite heavily for a week or so. He created a pedigree chart that only shows ancestor’s birth locations. I was busy writing my posts about my great Uncle Darrell and didn’t make … Continue reading Ancestor Pedigree by Birthplace
1661 – Birth in Dublin of Sir Thomas Molyneux, scientist, archaeologist, physician and MP; first to assert that the Giant’s Causeway is a natural phenomenon. 1848 – In Dublin, the tricolour national flag of Ireland is presented to the public for the first time by Thomas Francis Meagher and the Young Ireland Party. 1886 – […]
Every day people are faced with the challenge of eliminating clutter, downsizing, and figuring out what to do with old items, some of which may have been in their family for generations. Some may consider having so much stuff a blessing, others a curse. Some may find themselves in the position of having to clear […]
Tom Chandler, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University Just how far can the historical record be used to re-create the past? And can 3D-modelling and gaming technology be used to create a new, living form of archive? Constructed in the 12th century, Angkor Wat is a world famous heritage site and the largest religious monument […]
In one of the most significant archaeological discoveries here in decades, radiocarbon dating of a butchered brown bear’s knee bone found in a cave in Clare over a century ago has pushed the date of the first human occupation of Ireland back to the Palaeolithic period some 12,500 years ago.
Researching the lives of your descendants gives amazing insight in to the past! Here is a great story!
Llewellyn Harris (3rd great grandpa) in 1878 went into a Zuni village in New Mexico and found the Indians infected with smallpox. He stayed with a family and during the night… more (Ref. Amy …
Source: Healing among the Zunis