Author Archive for M.C. Moran

Memories of the Morans

Emmett Patrick Sloan (1920-2007) was the son of John Percival Sloan and Mary Lillian Fagan, and a descendant, through his mother’s side, of James Moran and Margaret Jamieson. He was also a family historian who spent years constructing a very…

Re: “Register for a User Account”

I currently have a password-protect on the family tree/genealogical database section of this site. This user/password thing is temporary. Basically, I’ve recently transferred my family tree database from a private, password-protected site (where I didn’t worry too much about displaying…

Firstborn Son or Eldest Known Surviving Son?

It was virtually universal in every class and creed in Ireland for the firstborn son to be given the Christian name of his paternal grandfather. One can presume this with a degree of genealogical surety — provided one knows the…

Integrating TNG with Movable Type?

This blog runs on Movable Type (currently using version 4.32, and with no immediate plans to upgrade to 5). The (soon-to-be-launched) genealogy database uses TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding, version 7.1.3). Seriously powerful MySQL database-based system for sending…