Born On This Day – Catherine Cosgrove 1875-1876

Catherine Cosgrove was the first of my great grandfather’s siblings to be born in Scotland and her birth record allows me to estimate when the Cosgrove family left County Longford in Ireland. She was the 6th of ten children born to Peter Cosgrove and Catherine Mullervy. By the time of her birth the family had … Continue reading Born On This Day – Catherine Cosgrove 1875-1876

An Ancestral Road Trip

The 52 Ancestors challenge prompt for this week is “maps” so I’ve been looking at this one and making plans. Some time in the not too distant future I would like to take a trip to Ireland and visit the places my ancestors lived. I have visited Ireland before with breaks in Dublin and Cork. … Continue reading An Ancestral Road Trip

Searching For His Father – Matthew Brawley 1915-2005 Week 4 #52Ancestors

Week 4 and the latest prompt for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “curious”. A while back I posted the story of Edith Cran and her connection to my family tree. Edith had two children, Matthew and Edith who were adopted by my great grand uncle Matthew Brawley. You can read the post … Continue reading Searching For His Father – Matthew Brawley 1915-2005 Week 4 #52Ancestors

My Favourite Photograph (update)

The theme of this week's 52 Ancestors Challenge is 'My Favourite Photograph'. I previously posted about this photograph which was sent to me by my second cousin, Frances. The photograph was taken about 1912.  The lady is my 2x great grandmother,  Sarah McLauchlan (1839-1916), my great grandfather, Daniel Brawley (1864-1935) his eldest son, Daniel Brawley (1887-1971) … Continue reading My Favourite Photograph (update)