Category Archives: Irish Ancestry

A Great Read: The Gaelic Letters

The Gaelic Letters: a Novel of the Almost Perfect Crime by R. Thomas Roe (Signalman Pub., Kissimmee, Florida, c. 2010) What genealogists doesn’t love a good mystery? After all, that’s what forms the basis of our research–  trying to unravel … Continue reading

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Stopped by the Brick Wall

Hear that <THUD> sound? That’s my Irish research coming to a screeching halt!  I have hit the proverbial brick wall with my searching for  Robert Greene and his wife Mary Kelly. Here is what I’ve been able to document: They … Continue reading

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Wee Bit ‘o Irish Luck

Irish records have the reputation of being incomplete and scatter– if they even still exist. But some of that characterization might not be completely accurate, as more records are being made available online. Today it was my great fortune to … Continue reading

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Details in the Stone

Tombstone of Margaret Greene, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Logan Township, Raymond, South Dakota. This tombstone of Margaret Greene, great-grandmother of my husband, provided the only record we could find for her birth– Rosscarbary, Ireland. She was born Margaret Callaghan.  The names … Continue reading

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Does It End Here?

Tombstone of Patrick Greene, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Logan Township, Raymond, South Dakota Unlike the tombstone for his wife, Margaret, Patrick Greene’s tombstone does not contain his birthplace in Ireland. Naturalization records, land records, obituary, death record only give the location … Continue reading

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Irish challenge

Is this the end of the line? Or, will the “luck of the Irish” prevail? My husbands great-great-grandparents, Robert Green (from Knockaderry, County Limerick) and Mary Kelly (from Ballingarry, County Limerick) were married 16 Feb. 1836 in Ballingarry. Parish records … Continue reading

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Researching the Irish line

Alas, researching my husband’s Irish line has not been very productive.  After years of exploring leads, I still have not made much progress.  Robert Green and Mary Kelly were married 16 Feb. 1836 in Ballingarry, Limerick, Ireland.  They had at … Continue reading

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