Murphy family bliss, revisited

While browsing Ancestry this week, I re-read a newspaper snippet posted on several family trees. “What a great piece of genealogy for the blog,” I said to myself. Well, it turns out I shared this story with readers a couple years ago. With your indulgence, here it is again:


New issue of Irish Lives Remembered

I always look forward to reading each new issue of Irish Lives Remembered, and the September-October publication didn’t disappoint.


From County Wicklow? Check this out

If you have Wicklow ancestry, you’ll want to look at “Our Wicklow Heritage,” a website archive of community heritage for County Wicklow.

Included on the Genealogy tab – – are many items of interest:


Mrs. Murphy Takes a Powder

Whenever I’m looking at old newspaper articles – whether on microfilm or online – my attention is drawn to the unusual, the tragic, the peculiar. I often stop to read articles that have nothing to do with my family; if there is a connection, I ponder the story for a long time.


Top Ten Irish Clan Names

The following is taken from an article written by Antoinette Kelly and published in the Irish Central:

Whether you are Irish or Irish-American you’re probably immensely proud of your surname. […]