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Welcome to my site and blog.   My focus will be on methodology, technology, the Internet, Mac computers and Irish research.  Drop me a note on general topics of interest.  If you enjoy reading a blog, let me know by "liking" it and sharing it with you friends.   This year’s focus is on websites for Irish research.  You can now receive an email to let you know when a new blog is posted so you don’t miss anything.  Just click the link on the right, and fill in your email address. 

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Check out the blogs covering the 2014 Belfast and Dublin Research Trips from October.  It's not too early to begin planning for 2016.   Complete the registration form and send your deposit to reserve a place.  

You can also find me on Facebook at Donna Moughty Genealogy and if you are on Twitter, you can also follow me @DMoughty.  I tweet exclusively on #IrishGenealogy highlighting interesting articles and resources.  

Sometimes the Brick Wall is Solid

   How I’d love to be able to take my Daly family back just one more generation!  I’ve come at it a couple of ways, but haven’t been very successful.  I know that John Daly was born about 1831,  married three times and fathered ten children.  …

First Day in Ireland

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be blogging about my research trip.  Although much of it will be about my personal research, I’ll be adding information that will help you in planning your own trip, whether it be alone or with a group.  …

Ireland - Here I Come!

Michael Daly

   Tomorrow I leave for Ireland.  I’d like to say that I’m completely organized…but I’m not.  Hopefully I’ll get closer today.   I’m leaving Florida about 1 pm and my flight from New York  is at 6:30 tomorrow evening.  …

Working the Collaterals

Daly, Sally (62) Death at Crumlin

   I wrote last week about collecting information on all the Dalys from Claremorris in order to determine relationships.   Since I had access to the birth, death and marriage certificates in Salt Lake City, I did the same for my other families. …

Strategy for Irish Research in Salt Lake City

    I’ve been in Utah since last Wednesday.  I recorded a lecture for Ancestry Academy on Thursday and have been at the Family History Library since Friday.  If you haven’t been to SLC you’re missing out on some great resources.  …

The Daly Family of Crumlin, Kilvine, Mayo

   One month from today, on October 7th, I leave for Ireland.  It’s time to focus and prepare for the trip.  This year, I will be doing some of my own research and hopefully visiting with some of the cousins in Ireland.  …

Shaw Family: Scots-Irish to Pennsylvania 1794

   The focus of my trip to Fayette County, Pennsylvania was to research my McDowell line, but Robert S. McDowell, born about 1828 married Margaret Shaw, daughter of Robert and Ruth Haney Shaw.  …

Researching in Pennsylvania Part 2

   Last week I wrote about my research into my McDowell and Shaw lines in Pennsylvania.  I spent most of this week updating my databases, adding in images from the courthouse, library and cemetery, as well as expanding my research to the various McDowell collateral lines.  …

Researching in Pennsylvania

   Who is the father of Robert McDowell, born abt 1800 in Pennsylvania?  That’s my brick wall.  The problem I’ve run into in the past is that there are multiple Robert McDowells.  My goal was to see if I could separate them.  …

Cause of Death of Grace Murry

   I posted an image on Facebook asking if anyone could help decipher the cause of death for Grace Murry.  The death occurred in 1899 in Middletown Springs, Rutland, Vermont.

   A number of people have asked for the complete document in order to compare the handwriting, so if you’re interested, here is the

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