I would love to post pictures of my family, but we have an arrangement since some of my kids are not as atute with their internet activities yet, not to post pictures that expose them. My one daughter lives on line and the pc I got her last year, and she is very good about talking to me and reporting to whom she is speaking with etc., but my 15 year old showed very naive and dangerous behavior and I asked them never to expose themselves where it could become dangerous. We all agreed not to show pictures without consuting one another, and my son is very anti-internet. I will see if he will allow me to send you one via email maybe so it is not actually where anyone can see it. I hope that is not offensice to reveal that, but it is why Ihave almost all scenery pictures on my site and none of myself. I missed a couple that show students and professors on mine, but they will be removed this summer.
The O in your name might be regional. I know we came from MsFadden in Donegal--the Mc shortened form of Mac Phaiden (son of Phaiden)--Because we came into Irleand to fight for the King in Donegal and protect the castle (mercenaries), the ancestors were granted land and married in and her we are hundreds of years later. The MC or MAc means son of. I forget what the O; stands for but I am guessing once oyu get the region where the great grandparents were form, Dublin could help you find their parents and start oyu searching. MAny peopel changed name swhen they came to forget where they came from, to assimilate more easily and discourage racism, or because soemone on Ellis could not spell the name--their are thousands of peopel who this happened to. Don't be discouraged. Once you get started, it reallly kind of unravels--might take years, but what a spectacular undertaking and gift ot have, especially for your grandchild. Have you been to Ireland? Might be worth a visit someday if you could, just to explore andask around--people love ot tell of the people that came before them; that is why they do not knock down the ruins on their lawns--the spirits of the past lie within them.
Hey there Cindy,
Yes, I plan on taking plenty of photos of Hawaii and will share. It is such a beautiful island and so very green. We were there in March 2006 and it rained almost every day. I guess that explains the greenery....duh. I hope the weather is better the first week of June when we go. We will be staying at the Marriot Ko-Olina Resort. Go to Google Earth and check it out. It is a total paradise. We stayed there the last time too. I got to see the Battleship Arizona Memorial for the first time. It is such a historic place. All of the visitors were silent since it is literally a grave site. What struck me were the number of very elderly Japanese people visiting, some of which I am sure fought against us in WWII and may have even been some of the pilots. Several of them were quietly crying while at the memorial, even after all of these years. It really got to me. This trip will be for our daughter who is graduating from high school, so we plan on doing more touristy fun stuff like snorkeling, parasailing, shopping, and lots of good island eating !!!!!!!
Keep in touch.
I am so envious that you get to stay home with that special little baby! I have only seen my grandson about 5 times since he was born in November, but he melts me every minute. My son and his girlfriend are due ot wed in May and it has been a very stressful time for everyone, particularly on my end as we have three girsl at home and in school (17, 15, and 8), and all that entails + me in school and working--I woudl give my eye teeth to stay home with my grandson just one whole day. I think some of the stuff I recommended in my last correspondence about trees is doable on line--our family put theirs on line from my mom's dad's side and it was amazing how many people responded and turned out ot be related and even closely. For instance, my cousin Tom lives in Dublin and hit it off with a neighbor--he and this guy were almost like brothers they grew so close. When my Aunt went to vivist one year and was introduced, she recognized the name form info on the tree and researched and found out that these two knucleheads were not only neighbors but cousins who'd never met as family! Talk about 6 degrees of separation! Well, back to work, Stay in touch. Slan.
Yes, we went on the Carnival Cruise two years ago - our first time. It was my wife's idea. I wanted to take a motorcycle trip for a week to Colorado but I'm very glad we did the cruise. (took the motorcycle trip anyway later which was awesome :) I know what you mean because I could retire in the Bahamas if I could. It was the most tranquil place I had ever seen in my life and the sunsets are spectacular. The water is so aqua beautiful, just like in the magazines. We are going to Hawaii at the end of June for a week which is nice but not like the Bahamas.
Hi Cindy! Thanks for your kind comments. The baby is beautiful and I don't have enough time to take all the pics that I'd like to! I've got the studio set up for a few more days and will get more this weekend. I used to have the studio up all the time but we converted the garage into a studio apartment and now I have to use my location gear to get shots. Oh well, not a problem.
Anyway, hope you had a nice day!
My relatives also came from Ireland...great grandparents...my grandmother's (on my mom's side) mom and dad...then my dad's grandmother. Came from Cork, Dublin and Kilkenny. Need to still do research on them more. I would like to try for Irish citizenship. I would love to go back and live there for a year to see how I would like it. I teach elementary special education (mostly student's who have difficultly with reading and math) and would love to be able to teach in Ireland. We did enjoy our trip...but the pictures...oh my I took 2000 of them. So I thought I would go through them and slowly put them up and put others down. I have my Yosemite trip from spring break on there right now also. Another memeber I keep contact with didn't know Yosemite and I wanted to show him the beauty of it. I love taking pictures of exciting places and nature. It would be great if you get a chance to visit Ireland. It's a wonderful experience. Just believe and it can happen.
You take care and drop a line when you are able.
Your pictures are fabulous and who is the beautiful babay. We just welcomed a new/first garndson, and my son takes close shots of him. Your picture reminded me of it.
My Aunt worked on our family tree for years and years. It is almost a full time job, but the labor of love really pays off, as it becomes such an important component for your family. Try working backwards with who oyu know. For instance check hall of records fo rbirth, wedding and death certificates of relatives closest to you, especially ones who can help with names of thise that might have passed before you really knew them. This will allow you to see who they listed as their parents, etc. Also, the Dublin Hall of Records can trace anyone, but you have ot know a date or area where they were born--in our tree, my aunt researched here, Ellis Island, through relatives and record halls in Ireland--hard work, but it can be done. I wish you well.
Just want to drop a quick line to let you know that I will comment back later this week. Today I promised my husband a works day in the garden...which we start the Irish had the same love of gardens as we do. Thanks for the invite...will write more later
Thanks for the compliment about "Great Success". I only wish he was my horse... I looked after him when he was a 2 year old (he just turned 4).. he's a standardbred racehorse. I'm a groom and Great Success is one of many horses I've looked after over the years but by far one of my favorites, not just because he's a "great" racehorse but his personality is super. These horses race in race bikes or "sulkies" not many of them are ever ridden.
Beautiful "babies" you have there, both the 2 and 4 legged kind!!! How old are they all?
Hi Cindy! Yeah, we're having a time here. Today is a the first photo shoot of the boy. Papa gets to set up the studio and be creative. I'll be sure to post some pics when I have time.
I see you're no stranger to the camera! We didn't know you were a model! Nice to see more of you and your family Cindy.
Have a great weekend!
I think the story was my great grandmother wanted to sound more Irish so they added the O at Ellis Island.My Great Grandfather fought in the Boar War in 1912 and was sent though Ireland were he fell in love with my Great Grandma
Margaret Mullane. Ernest, my Great Grandpa had to leave
Ireland at the advice of a doctor because of the wet climate
he suffered from Lumbago.He's wife brother Jack Mullane already immigrated to America and was able to sponsor Ernest and guarantee him a job at Columbia Terminals in St. Louis Mo. Ernest did not have to go though Ellis Island. Margaret came to America on June 30,1914 on the ship the Baltic with their 4 children Victoria, Mary Ellen, James and Ernest Joesph Jr. they used their fathers Immigration papers.
thats about half of the pics i'm putting up, mostly round midleton, some kerry, some waterford, and some arty stuff too, all in no particular order - theres a nice one coming online of my cat, zappa which you might like too
Tráthnóna maith agat a Cindy! Good evening! How are you getting along? I see you've been busy! I'd love to see more photos. We just had an addition to our family, yep, a new grandson! We all pretty proud as one might expect. I'll be adding photos over the next, oh, several years! LOL Anyway, nice to see you are still around. Maybe we'll meet on chat one of these days.
Is mise le meas,
My Dad's father was named James O'Day. Born in Kanturk Co.
Cork 2/22/1910 had twin sister Ellen. Also older sister Victoria
and brothers Ernest & Fred. Parents were Ernest Day born in
St. Albans, England 12/31/1884.
Mother Margaret Mullane born 4/23/1880 in Kanturk Co. Cork.
Have more info if any names are reconisible.
P.S. They change are name from Day to O'Day at Ellis Island.
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