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

Born On This Day (In The USA?) – My Grand Uncle Daniel Brawley

My maternal grandfather’s eldest brother, Daniel was born in Pennsylvania, USA. His parents, while originally from Scotland, married in Scranton and the three lived there for a few years before returning to Scotland. Daniel had an American accent which caused him to be teased by the local children. Well, that was the story that was … Continue reading Born On This Day (In The USA?) – My Grand Uncle Daniel Brawley