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The Lighter Side / Have Ancestry changed
« on: Monday 10 December 18 18:57 GMT (UK)  »
the wording of their ad.
Hear one a hour or so ago I'm fairly sure it said
'Just type in a name to discover the largest collection of online historical records'
rather than the usual discover your family's history by just typing in a name or words to that effect.

A step in the right direction if I'm correct

Ireland / John Egan and what it says in the papers
« on: Friday 07 December 18 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
Rev. John Egan CC died 28 June 1872 aged 29 from smallpox he was serving in the parish of Kilcullen (Kildare) and was buried in the newly built church. Born about 1842.

According to a newspaper report on his funeral he had a cousin Rev. John Egan Vice President of Ennis College (later Most Rev.John Egan bishop of Waterford and Lismore) and Rev C Egan CC Lorrha  his brother.
There is a Cornealius Egan on marriages for Lorrha Parish (Tipperary) in 1872.

Cornealius died 1907 his cousin the late Most Rev John Egan is mentioned on the report of his death. The 1901 census and his death cert give his date of birth 1838/39, his cousin about the same both men are said to come from Dunkerrin in Queens County (Offaly). The younger John Egan CC isn't mentioned when either of these men died and no parents are given in any of the funeral reports.

There is a baptism of a Cornelius Egan 24 July 1838 to Gilbert Egan and Mary Meagher
and there is a John Egan baptised the 21 Jan 1839 to Egan and Ellen Meara
but I can't find a John Egan to Gilbert and Mary.

There is a John 1841 to Pat and Catherine Brogan
another 1843 to Denis and Johanna O'Brien
another 1844 to Pat and Mary Kennedy.

Given how reliable newspapers can be (I just read one that claimed my grandfather served in WWI, he didn't he served in the Boer War) do you think "Rev C. Eagn CC brother of the deceased" is a red herring or have I just made a bags of the whole search?

Ireland / NLI registers will be offline 17 Oct 2018 that's tomorrow
« on: Tuesday 16 October 18 20:47 BST (UK)  »
All National Library of Ireland online will be off for a few hours in the morning

Dublin Resources & Offers / Dublin Port Archives
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 22:18 BST (UK)  »
Dublin Port Archives online free but not complete yet.

Armed Forces / Headstones for WWI soldiers
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 00:46 BST (UK)  »
I was in the local cemetery yesterday and noticed a WWI headstone and as you do had to look the soldier up, while on CWGC I noticed a second WWI soldier listed in the same cemetery but he has no headstone. I met his grand nephew today and asked if he knew why, he didn't know.
The grave used to have a metal cross that has rusted away.
Would it be the case his family didn't want a military headstone (possibly given the mood in Ireland at the time)?
Is it still possible to get a military headstone on graves like his?

I don't know that his family would want one I'm just curious.
I did try googling but didn't get vey far.

Got another box of photos, great fun but most have no names.
This one however does have a name but I still haven't figured who she is, a date would help a lot with the search.
I tried to look up the photographer, I'm not the only one to have tried.
They were in business in 1880 and possible up to 1921. I think I've found the photographer in the 1911 Census Ernest aged 35, he may be the son as a Peter aged 66 is a photographer's assistant.
Any clues about her from the photo would be great.
Thank you

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