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Re: Family History

Postby Navanman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:24 am

I am the same Dancer.

I think there is a photo of me on a pony or a horse and cart that was taken in Dublin AZOO. Must look for it now that you mention it.

Put up your photo and we see how good looking you are !!

I doubt if there are 20 - 30 photos altogether (aside from our wedding photos) of me through the years.

We only have about 3 or 4 somewhere of my wife when she was young (and now she won't let you take a photo of her)

- bet she is on a police protection program that I don't know of :D :D

My sister is trying to do our family history and she flew along at first then it slowed right down.

Start with elderly family members (inlaws and outlaws). If you have any country relatives they usually know who married who and what they had for breakfast. The above alone can bombard you with information to keep you going for years.

I am hoping my sister will find some good gossip that our parents "kept quiet"

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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:22 am

Dancer,

You are a lot younger than i but in my day we didn't have a camera in the house and the only photos that were taken was when someone was over from London on holidays and they had a camera. We have a few stilted ones taken in the back garden..sitting on the good chairs and all dressed up!! with the cat and the dog!
We have the AZoo ones too and a few taken on O'Connell Bridge in Dublin. There was a dirty unkempt fellow who took photos and gave you a docket and you could go in a few days and pick up the photo. He was a decent photographer witha good eye. Did you not have the scraggy school photos taken against the school wall when your hair was not done and you had the badly knitted cardigan on!..my mother was a crap knitter and couldnt line up the buttons with the buttonholes...I always looked like I had one shoulder higher than the other.
Did you start looking at the 1901 and 1911 census returns on http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/
for the family. Do you know your grandparents names and where they came from. Start looking at these census returns and you will never go out again. I spend hours in the National Library and Pearse St library looking at microfilms records.
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Re: Family History

Postby Micheál » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:58 am

Dancer,

Rocker is right - the Census material is a great resource. But guess what? if you leave it for 5 - 10 years, the Census will still be there.
But your older relatives may not be.

Never mind the computer or the archives. Go visit the rellies - now.
A great conversation starter is an old photo.
bring a note book
dont poke too many questions - just listen and you'll be amazed what come out.
and dont forget the best resource of all - you relatives' NEIGHBOURS. Think about it - who knew best what you got up ? Your mates down the street or your immediate family?

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Re: Family History

Postby Gulliver » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:39 am

Dancer wrote:I'd seriously love to trace my family history but I wouldn't know where to begin. It must be wonderful to be able to trace your roots
back through generations . I don't know what I looked like as a baby or toddler - that makes me sad... no photos anywhere. I do have a photo of me sitting on a pony in Dublin Zoo and I was probably about 5 or so but that's it :(


Just drop down to the Genealogical Soc underneath the George IV monument at Carlisle Pier anytime from 10.00-400pm. Sometimes open on Sat afternoons, but the demand for our services is such that we sometimes provide "clinics" elsewhere in the area when requested. Lots of guys and gals there who'll point you in the right direction - you'll be amazed how much can be found very quickly. Occasionally, I'm there myself on Wednesdays.

I too, have no photos of myself as a very small child... It appears as if I came into the world already in short pants.
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Re: Family History

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:31 am

Strum wrote:Wow, great to see these old posts resurrected. How to get Jordo back? Another apology?


Would be great to have him back he was such a source of great information.
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Re: Family History

Postby Dancer » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:14 pm

Am looking for it but can't find it as yet :roll:

Rocker wrote:Dancer,

Did you start looking at the 1901 and 1911 census returns on http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/
for the family. Do you know your grandparents names and where they came from. Start looking at these census returns and you will never go out again. I spend hours in the National Library and Pearse St library looking at microfilms records.


Found my Grandparents, on my Mom's side :D Have to look up my Dad's side but I don't know their names as they were both deceased by the time I was born, but I'll try a search anyway :)

Micheál wrote:Dancer,

Rocker is right - the Census material is a great resource. But guess what? if you leave it for 5 - 10 years, the Census will still be there.
But your older relatives may not be.

Never mind the computer or the archives. Go visit the rellies - now.
M.


All the rellies are deceased bar two and they are both senile :(

Gulliver wrote:
Just drop down to the Genealogical Soc underneath the George IV monument at Carlisle Pier anytime from 10.00-400pm. Sometimes open on Sat afternoons, but the demand for our services is such that we sometimes provide "clinics" elsewhere in the area when requested. Lots of guys and gals there who'll point you in the right direction - you'll be amazed how much can be found very quickly. Occasionally, I'm there myself on Wednesdays.

I too, have no photos of myself as a very small child... It appears as if I came into the world already in short pants.



Thanks Gulliver, I'll try my hand at some online research myself and then I'll pop into the Genealogical Soc to get some further help :D

Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't have baby pics - feel better about that now 3some
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:28 pm

Dancer,

In the 1900's most people stayed in their locality.e.g. my gang all came from Blackrock so the first thing I checked on the census was everyone with my family surname in Blackrock and I knew some went to DunLaoghaire so I looked there. Did your dad's family come from Dublin or a country town? The country towns are far easier to trace.
There was a naming pattern used by most families
1st son was given the father's name
2nd son was given the mother's fathers name
3rd son was given the father's name
4th son was given the father's eldest brother's name
5th son was given the mothers eldest brothers name
and for girls
1st was given father's mother's name
2nd the mother's mothers' name
3rd the mothers name etc
this can help you find a family . In our family there are Richard, Michael, William, Anthony, John, Edward and Thomas so even when I got back down to Wicklow I could find the surname with all those first names. It was like a clan thing!
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Re: Family History

Postby Dancer » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:51 pm

Image I'll get back to you Image :lol:
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Re: Family History

Postby Sinead » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:57 pm

Dancer:

The relatives may not be as senile as you think. Ask them what it was like growing up and you
will be surprised what they will tell you.
If you get your Dad's birth certificate you will find the names of his parents.

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Re: Family History

Postby Dancer » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:14 am

Sinead wrote:Dancer:

The relatives may not be as senile as you think. Ask them what it was like growing up and you
will be surprised what they will tell you.
If you get your Dad's birth certificate you will find the names of his parents.

Sinéad


Alas Sínead, I tried but my aunt doesn't speak.....only smiles and my uncle is 98 this year but it's hard to keep him focused. He loves music
and singing, guess that's where I got my love of music from. It'll be wonderful if he makes it to 100 . Don't think I want to live that long though :shock:
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Re: Family History

Postby Snowhite » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:50 am

Don't give up Dancer, I'm still trying to find out where my dad's father went to, just left my Granny with 2 kids back around 1925, when I was down in the G Society I was told this wasn't uncommon back then and I was :shock: :shock: but I'm not giving up.....you cant just disappear...can you ??
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Re: Family History

Postby Navanman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:49 am

Actually Snowy that is a coincidance. I know of another person doing their family tree and their Grandfather went off and started a family elsewhere as well. She found out that she had a whole other family of relatives here in Dublin that she never knew about. I suppose it is a simple as marriages breaking up for whatever reason and both people just going their own ways. It appears that the men just up and left the women with the children.

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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:08 pm

Snowhite wrote: just left my Granny with 2 kids back around 1925,


It was a terrible time in Dublin in the twenties and thirties with the depression and lots of fellas went to England and further afield for work, met someone else and never returned.

Did you look on the Mormons site www.familysearch.org go to the Great Britain and Ireland section and put in his name and search for death details. This will give you anyone of the same name who died in Ireland or England. Hope it is an uncommon name.

You can search the Irish records on this page

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347
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Re: Family History

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Re: Family History

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Re: Family History

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Re: Family History

Postby Dancer » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:31 am

Navanman wrote:I am the same Dancer.

I think there is a photo of me on a pony or a horse and cart that was taken in Dublin AZOO. Must look for it now that you mention it.

Put up your photo and we see how good looking you are !!

I doubt if there are 20 - 30 photos altogether (aside from our wedding photos) of me through the years.

We only have about 3 or 4 somewhere of my wife when she was young (and now she won't let you take a photo of her)

- bet she is on a police protection program that I don't know of :D :D

My sister is trying to do our family history and she flew along at first then it slowed right down.

Start with elderly family members (inlaws and outlaws). If you have any country relatives they usually know who married who and what they had for breakfast. The above alone can bombard you with information to keep you going for years.

I am hoping my sister will find some good gossip that our parents "kept quiet"

NM


Here's my pic of me at the Zoo (notice my thumb is all bandaged :( )


Image

Don't know who looks worse..me or the poor pony :lol: :lol:

Now show us yours NM !!!!
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Re: Family History

Postby Navanman » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:19 am

I won't be as good looking as you hellllo but I will dig it out.

I even got a cert in Donkeyology (from Spain?) to pin up on the wall


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Re: Family History

Postby grammer » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:13 pm

Dont you just have to smile (or puke :mrgreen: )
Tom Cruise -over here for a Film premier
guess wha????
the geneoly crowd have traced his ancestors all the way back to Norman times
is'nt that just lovely.
talk about laying on the cream BangHead BangHead BangHead
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:16 pm

Yeah but you are not dealing with muck......they had a castle out Malahide way before they went to America! no auld tenements or mud huts in Avondale for them.
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Re: Family History

Postby Snowhite » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:46 pm

grammer wrote:Dont you just have to smile (or puke :mrgreen: )
Tom Cruise -over here for a Film premier
guess wha????
the geneoly crowd have traced his ancestors all the way back to Norman times
is'nt that just lovely.
talk about laying on the cream BangHead BangHead BangHead



Ah Grammer it's like the old saying "Have it and you'll get it" I was at a talk a few years back with a very nice lady (cant recall her name) she was explaining about tracing your family tree.....afterwards I spoke with her about my Grandad and she said she was fascinated with the story and would love to help ...............For a price :shock:
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Re: Family History

Postby Micheál » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:30 pm

He comes from a long line of Cruises -

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And there a Norman in the family tree alright –

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Re: Family History

Postby grammer » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:56 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I wonder how much he is paid for this publicity-must be a backhander somewhere
a visit to the Guinness storehouse as well :mrgreen:
seems your nobody unless you visit the storehouse
could'nt be bothered meself :lol: :lol: :lol:
the reason is I dont like guinness - :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Rocker » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:16 pm

Yeah but you are not dealing with muck......they had a castle out Malahide way before they went to America! no auld tenements or mud huts in Avondale for them.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Rocker the foundations of the state were built on mudhuts :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:09 pm

:lol: :lol: Thats why I gave the plug for Avondale...you and me Grammer. I'd say by the time I get to the roots of my Avondale Great Grandaddy there will be enough muck to make more huts!!!
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Re: Family History

Postby skins » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:18 pm

the reason is I dont like guinness


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