My madness happened yesterday. I broke another major brick wall. The Madness part came in place today when I read a tip on the Kim Komando newsletter when a person wanted to know when the photos were taken.
This did not relate to me about the digital photo dating, but the writer Miranda had an excellent quote:
“TRUST BUT VERIFY”
This should be our mantra.
The whole family said that our great grandfather Thomas Dowd was born in County Mayo, and as I found out he was born in County Galway. It took me a long time to verify, because I believed what the family tradition had said. If I had not sent for his death certificate (I know I should have done that first and it took me awhile to do it) I would still be here with My Theory that the young women (Nora and Catherine Dowd/Doud) were his sisters and now I KNOW they were. I have to peruse the GLINSK CHURCH RECORDS to see if I can find Richard Fitzmorris and determine if he was a nephew of my Great Great Grandmother Catherine Fitzmorris.
I am mad with joy.