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Traveling with our Irish Cousins in Europe and the US

We stayed in Edinburgh for one week during our visit to Scotland this last May. And three of those days were spent with our Irish cousins Henry and Geraldine and Henry’s niece Rosie. It was our eighth reunion with our … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Boulduc Apothecary Dynasty

In the Spring of 2014 my wife and I traveled to Paris and I decided to spend one day getting acquainted with my Boulduc ancestors of Paris and Senlis, a small city about 100 km north of Paris. I discovered … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: German Genealogy, with a Twist

The twist has to do with inheritance. Our Thelers did not own their land. But they had a right to rent their land and then hand down that right to the youngest son. But what happens when you have just … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: Hedem and Hedemer Buchholz

Hedem is a sleepy village of about 500 people on the south side of the Mittellandkanal immediately to the west of Alswede. Hedemer Buchholtz is an even smaller farming  community on the north side of the canal and is usually … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: Alswede

Our tour guide Carol Saint-Clair met us at the Remarque Hotel in Osnabrück at 9 am on Friday, May 25, 2012 and drove us north and east to Theler territory — several hamlets straddling the borders of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsesn) … Continue reading

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How many ways can you spell McAuliffe?

I’ve had a heck of a time trying to find my McAuliffes, both in Ireland and in the US. One reason is that there must be a zillion ways to spell the name! Let’s see: you can spell the name … Continue reading

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Where did my Kennys come from?

Six of my eight great grandparents were born in Ireland and I have been able to determine their birthplaces down to the county level for five of the six. And for two of the six I have actually visited their … Continue reading

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