This last August my brother, John, and I had the great good fortune of meeting two of William John Doran's children, and their spouses, in New Jersey. William John's brother, Bernard, was our grandfather. This is one of the photographs they had saved of their father. William John Doran was born in Belfast, County Antrim, … Continue reading William John Doran (1893 – 1961)
Enjoying the dog days of summer! I'm the little one demonstrating the wrong way to hold a puppy, in this family photo from about 1960. Here in southern Virginia, we are having lots of days over 90 degrees with frequent rain showers and humidity. All the crops in the fields seem to be flourishing. I'm … Continue reading Six Word Saturday – Enjoying the dog days of summer!
The long anticipated release of Irish Roman Catholic parish registers held by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) are now available in digital format! Here is the link: http://registers.nli.ie/ There are over 370,000 digital images online from microfilm held by the National Library of Ireland, from parishes from the 1740s to 1890s. I did a … Continue reading Exciting Genealogy News!