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Causeway and Glens Family History Conference

December 26, 2016


Possibly some of you would be interested in attending this conference.  I am sure it would be invaluable to researchers in Northern Ireland.


April 11, 2015

I have added a descendant report for my Morton family of Co. Antrim, N. Ireland at the right.




April 11, 2015

I have added Kate Connolly’s spreadsheet of tombstone transcriptions for Second Killymurris Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glarryford, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland.  You will find them in the column to the right.

To request a copy of a tombstone picture please contact Kate at


Thank you to Kate for allowing me to add these transcriptions to my blog.





April 10, 2015

I finally added a descendant report for my Stevenson family of Kildowney, Co. Antrim N. Ireland.  You will find it at the right under Stevenson Family.


I will get the Morton family report on as soon as I can.




April 10, 2015

I have just added, under Ireland Records at the right, the transcription of stones in the First Killymurris Cemetery.  This transcription was done by Kate Connolly and she has very kindly allowed me to add it to my blog.  Should someone want a copy of the pictures she took to do the transcriptions, you can contact her at

Thank you very much to allowing me to add this to the blog Kate.


Killymurris 1st Church 1




March 3, 2015

I have added a link at the right under genealogy websites to Dr. Walter Shier’s book.  It deals with the early history of the Shier family and then mostly concerns itself with the history of the Shiers in Canada.  Because of that my family is not actually in the book.  It is a very interesting read.  I hope you enjoy it.

An interesting Face Book experience.

February 6, 2015

So today I was informed that I am no longer part of the Ballymena Family History Group on Face Book. I am still laughing. Apparently because I don’t have time to post to the group or list my information I am not allowed to follow the conversations. I have never heard of a Face Book group like that. Who Knew??? I find nothing on the sign up page to tell me I had better post or else.

When I think of the hours of work my sister and I put into getting record books placed at the Braid museum, two trips from the U.S. to Ballymena to take pictures, record transcription, and recruiting Alistair Mccartney to redo the pictures and talking to him about spearheading the transcription project, I wonder if that wasn’t enough of a benefit to the Ballymena Family History Society to give me a pass into their little Face Book Group. Guess not. Am I insulted – yes. This doesn’t seem to me to be in the spirit of any genealogy group I have ever known.

The reason I am laughing is today I started thinking about the great newspaper clippings and death cards Kate Connelly has been adding to the Coleraine Branch FB page. I have some death card pictures from Ireland for families that I am not related to. I haven’t posted them on my blog because they are not my ancestors and I have been busy. So I thought I should maybe post them on the Ballymena FB page. Guess not.

Arrived in Ireland

June 25, 2014

We we had a good flight to Dublin and survived trying to stay awake the first day. Got lots of sleep last night. Should anyone plan a trip to Ireland, I would be glad to give some pointers and ideas, especially for County Antim.

I will post a few pictures as we go along even though they won’t be genealogy pictures for the most part. If you want to see all of my pictures with my family etc. you can sign up for my travel blog.

These pictures are of the Temple Bar area in Dublin.









May 28, 2014

The Braid Museum has gotten the plot book and interment transcriptions up on their website!!  Take a look.  Lots of information. Look under Museum – Explore your Roots – Further Genealogical Resources.

Coming in the Fall on the Braid site will be a virtual churchyard trail of pre-reformation and Covenanter churches in the Borough.


Very exciting news!

Ballymoney Genealogy Conference

May 22, 2014

I just realized that the post I wrote with the information about the Ballymoney genealogy conference never got published.  So I am attaching the information sheet and the booking form for anyone who is interested in attending.  I have heard it is a wonderful event.  Unfortunately, my trip to Ireland is not at the same time.


It is only about 4 weeks until we leave for Ireland.  We already have a lot of things planned to do and cousins and friends to visit.  I am hoping my family loves it there as much as my sister and I.


I also just realized that I have my Shier descendant report on my blog but not my Mortons and Stevenson who came from Co. Antrim.  Sometime soon I will try to fix that and get the reports posted.



RBH 2014 INFO SHEET 27.02.2014