Monday, May 27, 2013





Michael J O’Rourke, my dads cousin on his mother (Gertrude O’Rourke) side, killed in WWII.

Battery C 466th Parachute Infantry Battalion




Richard B Dowd

Richard B Dowd, my dads cousin on his father (Thomas Dowd) side,  killed in WWII.

Owen Mulroy, my dads uncle, killed in WWI.

Darius Anthony, my husbands 2x great grandfather, killed in Danville, Virginia, Civil War.

May they all rest in peace.



Or somewhat I suppose.  The past few months have been filled with doing repairs, updates, painting and packing.  Nothing related to Genealogy or research.

The daughter has been moved and everything related to her house in upstate PA is finished.  The move is done and everything is in a  storage unit.   All that is left is to move into her purchased house and move the stuff out of storage.  

I guess we will repair, and paint at the new place but it involves a ten minute ride as opposed to a five hour ride.

I need to get back to my research and work of the family tree.  What I would like to find on my side are records on Ireland and Germany. This is proving to be difficult because of the lack of records. 

On my husbands family I am now going to be searching records from the Colonial, Revolutionary War and Civil War era. I am happy that Pennsylvania was part of the original thirteen colonies and hopefully find some answers.   This will involve research trips to a few Historical Societies and Courthouses.   I will have to make a list and see where this will take me.