Uncle Bill

There are many stories I could tell about my Uncle Bill.  I was reminded of one yesterday when I visited a friend who has backyard chooks (chickens). We had chooks at our house also and Dad and Uncle Bill often gave some to each other.  I had a pet bantam I named Wobbles because it … [Read more…]

A Heartfelt Letter – The Coffey Brothers

Maurice James Coffey, my 1st cousin 3 times removed, wrote to the officer in charge of base records of the AIF in 1932.  I found this letter in his service records held by the National Archives of Australia. A brief transcription is as follows: Dear Sir Please supply me with the Regimental Numbers and units … [Read more…]

Protect Our Cemeteries

When you’re next on a cemetery ramble please let the office or local council know if you see any graves which have significant damage, overgrowth of trees, weeds etc. We need to speak up to protect our cemeteries. This is important the world over as more cemeteries are falling into disrepair, there is greater vandalism … [Read more…]

Mary Plunkett – Continued

In my last post http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2017/04/mary-plunkett-read-carefully/, I wrote about my 2x great grandmother Mary Plunkett.  The passenger list that I found is breaking down the brick wall which was Mary. Things I have found: Mary’s siblings – Ann, Luke, James, Susan, Rose, Catherine, Christopher Mary’s parents – Thomas Plunkett and Ann Daly Family possibly from County Cavan, … [Read more…]