And Bob's Your Uncle... Sometimes it really helps to have a genealogy program that can calculate and display more than one relationship between two given individuals -- which is what I have at Ottawa Valley Irish: A Genealogy Database, where I use TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding). Take, for example, the case of Eugene … Continue reading Stepcousins?
I hadn't visited Irish Genealogy.ie in quite a while, and hadn't realized until today that they had recently (recently? or perhaps over a year ago?) added more records from the RC parishes of the Diocese of Cork and Ross. I little expected to find any records from Muintervara (the Sheep's Head Peninsula), a place so … Continue reading ‘in quarto & quarto consanguinitas’: more on consanguinity
When I first read the Perth Courier's obituary (January 1941) for my great-grandmother Catherine McCarthy (Mrs. Arthur McGlade), I was puzzled to read that she was survived by, amongst other people, a sister named Miss Mary Mahoney. Miss (as in, never married) Mahoney? But shouldn't that be Miss Mary McCarthy? Well, no, not necessarily. Not … Continue reading Blended Families