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

My Cousin and Uncle James Gerard Burns

The latest 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge prompt is “branching out” so I decided to go back in my family tree and along the branches and choose someone at random to see what interesting facts I could find about them. The person I chose was John Burns who was born in Newmains, Lanarkshire in … Continue reading My Cousin and Uncle James Gerard Burns