Monday, March 17, 2014

VERY HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

My daughter gave me a very lovely present.  It started with her 5th grader needing some answers to family geneology.  She had Harv's youngest sister send her some family info as she is the one in the family who has been doing it for years.  Well she sent much more then Sue asked for and that got her started.  I mentioned that I wished someone had done some on my Father's family as he came to Canada alone as a young man in 1925.  The rest of the family was still in Ireland.

Well Sue went to Registry.com, paid the monthly fee and has just blown me away with what she has been able to find out.  She found out tons of family info going back a few generations and also some interesting pictures.  My Grandmother Susan McAleish died in Ireland of influenza before my Father left Ireland.  I had never seen a picture of her until last Friday and Sue sent me this.  She also found pictures of 2 of his sisters and my Father's sailing certificate when he came to Canada which also told us what ship he arrived on.  We still have to find my Mothers  certificate who came in 1925 with her family.

Well wouldn't you know that blogger will not let me download her picture so you can see her.  Says it must be a picture or a file and cannot be downloaded. Since when can pictures not be downloaded?

Well all I can say is my daughter has made me very happy and when we get home this summer we will continue on with records that I have at home.  I will have to see if Harv. can figure this out and then I will print it.

8 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy wearin-o-the-green day to you too! Isn't genealogy fun? I must admit I can manage to lose a lot of hours poking around on Ancestry. Still haven't tracked down what ship my ancestor came on, but I'm sure it's there somewhere.

Debra Spincic said...

If you use Google Chrome for your browser, you will have an easier time with blogger.

deanna7trees said...

i tried with genealogy but haven't had much luck. i did find the ship my mom and grandma came over in the early 1900s but can't really find anything anyplace going farther back. it is so interesting to find out about relatives from long ago.
i haven't had any problems with blogger and i use firefox as my browser...maybe they're just having a glitch and it will pass in time.

Createology said...

Genealogy can be very informative and interesting. I have never explored but have family who have done so. Family Heritage Bliss...

Maggi said...

What a fascinating story for you Freda. Hope you get the photos sorted.

Dorthe said...

How wonderful for you Freda, a lovely gift from your daughter-and it must have been so fun to see the photoes, and get new knowlage about your family.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Dorthe

Gina E. said...

How exciting for you to have those photos and information after all this time! I am lucky in that my brother and a cousin have been working on our family tree for years, and we all have copies of everything available, which is a LOT!
Several members of Ken's family have also got involved in genealogy and now that he is retired, he is driving around the cemeteries looking for his ancestors' gravesites too!

Carol in Clermont said...

The most wonderful gift for sure! Can't wait to see you so I can share what I'm doing with the information! Carol