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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Good Things Come To Those Who Blog!

A dead computer and a busy work schedule kept me away from my blogging for the last three weeks, but that didn't stop the continual stream of good things from appearing in my mail.

I have heard genealogy blogs referred to as "cousin bait." Both my website and blog have netted me a good number of new found cousins, but I receive good things from both family and non-family members.

Here are three of the good things I received in the last few weeks.

Danny M. wrote to tell me in the 1970s his family had lived a house featured on my blog (and once owned by my great - uncle, Charles Giddens). He labeled my photo and I learned a little more about the house. Click here to see more about the house. 

Second cousin Jane sent me candlesticks painted by my father's first cousin, Laura Wylie - affectionately known as "feather girl" on my blog. Thank you, Jane!

For more about Laura read the posts below. 

Two weeks ago, Google sent me an alert. My name was newly posted on the Internet.  A click took me to the Clare Champion, a newspaper published in County Clare, Ireland and an article about Kinvara (in County Galway) during the War of Independence. My husband's grandfather, William Joseph Quinn, was a member of the Kinvara Volunteers and his service was written about in the Clare Champion along with the information found in my blog. Click here to read the story. 

Here are nine posts about William Joseph Quinn's service during the War of Independence. 


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  1. I too have had cousins contact me because of my blog. Congratulations on all of the good things that have happened because of your blog! :)

    1. Thank you, new finds are so exciting! FYI - I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Diana,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Another good thing! Thank you!