Irish Lives Remembered Issue 50 Autumn 2020

Irish Lives Remembered

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Welcome to the latest edition of Irish Lives Remembered. We have reached a milestone with this edition, and here's to many more issues. This edition features The Irish Genealogy of Harry Connick Jr is Traced to County Wexford and to Skerries, North County Dublin, by Fiona Fitzsimons; Not Forgotten: The Genealogist’s Role in American Military WWII Repatriation, by Catherine Desmarais; Reconstructing Your Ancestors’ DNA: The Lazarus Tool, by Maurice Gleeson; The O’Flaherty Clan of County Galway, by Paul MacCotter; Goibniu, the Ancient Irish God of Smithcraft, by Eamonn P. (Ned) Kelly; The First European to be Ordained a Buddhist Monk was probably a Cabin Boy from Booterstown (Dublin), by Nathan Mannion; The Moloney (O’Maoldomhnaigh) Clan: A Brief Introduction, by Darragh Moloney. As well as the regular columns Dear Genie - Stonemason Laurence Cochrane is My Brick Wall, and My Great-Granduncle Died en route to America in 1880. Where is his Death Certificate? Photodetective Jayne Shrimpton analyses a Daguerreotype of a Top-Hatted Gentleman Found in an Abandoned Sligo Cottage. We also have Niall Cullen's regular update on new Irish records on Find My Past, letters to the Editor, and Patrick's page. In books and film Brigit McCone looks at the Mysterious Authorship of the “Lament of the Old Woman of Beare”, book excerpts from the Genealogical Publishing Company's – Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City, by Joseph Buggy, and Mary Beth Sammons – Ancestry Quest: How Stories from the Past can Heal the Future (Viva Editions, 2020) also including a review of this by Fiona Fitzsimons.

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