Pennsylvania Wills & Probate Records Yield Stunning McDonough Discovery

Those who followed our “Our Irish Roots” hunt for the Keenan connection to the Thomas McDonough family may remember that our eventual success hinged on having one of our Keenans divulge in a 1926 letter  that Mary Ann Keenan (1814-1897) was both a sister of my ggg-gf  Hugh Keenan (1799-1879)...

“Askew Family Website” Is Restored

  After some weeks of effort, I have managed to restore my “Askew Family Website” more or less to the condition it was in when I lost my Florida International University site hosting in late 2015.  This website depicts the history of my mother’s Askew family, including marriages into the...

Born with Talent, Blessed with Luck

After you’ve been doing family history for a while, you find yourself in a ringside seat observing  the role that “serendipity” —  fortunate circumstance –  has played in the evolution of your being.   And, I don’t think I’m the only one who  has developed an awareness that  many things seem...

Whatever You Do – Just Keep Googling !

  I’ve been searching back through a large group of documents we collected during our quest to discover my great-grandfather Keenan’s family history.  As I mentioned in the first part of Our Irish Roots, we had quite a hard time in the years 2001-2004 discovering much of anything on-line about...

Introduction

  By way of introduction, ideas for this website have been long in the making. I have been collecting family history information for 15 years now, and have heretofore either not published it, or, in just a few cases,  have relied on web hosting  very generously provided by my former employer,  Florida International University...

Beautiful places

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A perfect view of nature

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