Wishing you all a nice Memorial Day weekend. Spend time with your family and remember your ancestors on this day. While Memorial Day is to remember those who served in the military, I’m glad that we also pause to recognize our loved ones who have passed. Happy Memorial Day!
For the curious, here are a few sites with the history and facts behind Memorial Day.
Memorial Day 2022: Facts, Meaning & Traditions - HISTORY
Memorial Day: Complete History, Meaning, Facts & Traditions (usmemorialday.org)
Memorial Day - Wikipedia
If you are like me, I always am willing to research my Irish roots. They are probably the most challenging of my ancestors. For many years there were so few records available. That continues to change with more records online. Let’s look at the Irish Estate Maps.
Today is turbulent spring weather day with thunderstorms, hail and wind predicted for a large region. I was thinking about how weather impacted our ancestors, not only as pioneers in the United States and Canada but also in the home country. We can weave weather related items into our family story if we do the research. Let’s look.
If you have been doing your family history research for any length of time, you likely want to find the ship that carried your ancestor to the new country. If you have an ancestor with the last name equivalent of Smith or Jones like my Sullivans and Cotters from Ireland, it become a bit trickier. With more records available online, all hope is not lost. Let’s look.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.