Hi Moira, and welcome to the group👋 I like delving into family history too, but only got back as far as 1816,but found they had large families back then however did they manage to feed and clothe them, on such poor pay? Hope you make many friends on here, take care, Bob 👍
Hello Moira, my name is Leigh and I am a Rest Less Pioneer and I would like to welcome you to both Rest Less and the community. If you have any questions, please ask me here or message me privately.
I have been a member of the community almost since it began and have found it to be a very welcoming and friendly place. There are different groups for you to look at and join in any conversations that interest you. This is a good way of making friends. There is also a local section if you are seeking contacts in your locality. It is:
I’m another avid family historian & I’ traced my roots back to the West of Ireland over several centuries. This was prompted following some old photo’s from the 1920’s/30’s that I inherited. They were when my Aunts, Uncles and Grandmother used to visit my Grandfathers extended family in Ireland before the war. There were some interesting images of some the children of some of their parents.
(Very)Long story short – we caught up with those same “children” but by this time they were retired adults! I went on to trace the ancestral dimension of the Geraghty clan going way back. A couple of years ago I committed pen to paper & had it published in order to pass this onto the next generation of my immediate and it went much better than expected interest from UK. Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand. Kind regards, Nick