(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Elizabeth Doran Rafferty – Irish Beauty

One of the joys of doing genealogy is connecting with cousins. Sometimes these cousins have photographs of family to share, and I feel like I have just hit the lottery. This delightful photo was sent to my sister and I in 2003, from our second cousin Robin Rafferty Benesh. She in turn had obtained the … Continue reading (Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Elizabeth Doran Rafferty – Irish Beauty

Doran Sisters – From Ireland to New Jersey – Those Places Thursday

This beautiful portrait is of Ellen "Nellie" Doran McVeigh Smythe Pearson (1884-1932) on the right, and it was most likely taken when she was a young woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lovely linen blouses, and scarfs, accent their fair Irish complexions and gorgeous hair styles. They could be Gibson girl models. Since the photo … Continue reading Doran Sisters – From Ireland to New Jersey – Those Places Thursday

Surname Saturday – Hall Family of Northern Ireland

This week's Irish surname Saturday posting takes a look at my Hall family from West Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The inside of the St. Peter's Roman Catholic Cathedral is shown above in a photo I took of the Baptismal font, looking towards the main altar. All of the children of my great-great grandparents, William … Continue reading Surname Saturday – Hall Family of Northern Ireland