Going to Ireland has always been a dream of mine. My dad loved to listen to Irish music in his car. I vividly remember him singing along to “I’ll Take you Home Again Kathleen” and listening to him talk about taking my mother to Ireland. I found it terribly romantic – never mind that… Continue reading Ireland
All of the research in the world can not compare to the feeling of actually seeing, and touching the real thing. I have been hard at work researching our immigrant McGees, last weekend I had the opportunity to visit the land where our McGee’s began their new life. My partner in crime, my niece and… Continue reading The Real Thing
Google has a pretty amazing program, called Google Earth and it does a whole lot more that just showing you a picture of your house! I have been learning about some of the incredible features of the program. Of course I had to give it a try to find even more info about my McGee’s!… Continue reading Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
William and Sara Malone McGee William was born in August of 1837 the 5th of 6 children of William and Margery McGee in County Donegal, Ireland. William arrived with his mother and siblings in the United States in 1841. Sara’s her parents were born in Ireland, she and her siblings were born in Niagara County.… Continue reading William and Sara McGee
William (1803-1885) m. Margery McConnell (1806-1864) John M (1827-1905) m. Catherine Gill (1830-1908) William (1856-1926) m. Martha Flynn (1865-1949) Catherine (1858-1919) m. Christopher O’Melia (1858-1914) Mary McGee (1860-1919) Ella McGee (1862-1897) m. William Derrick (1860-1891) Bernard (1831-1864) m. Maria Fitzgerald (1832-) Alice (1861-1864) Nellie (1862-1948) Mary “Mattie” (1863-1939) m. William Donahue Michael (1832-1894) m. Mary Malone… Continue reading McGee Family Tree
The most interesting thing I discovered about my Uncle Emil was that in spite of how many people knew him and how many lives he touched, we didn’t really know anything about his origins My cousins(along with the rest of us) didn’t know that their father was born in Syria until after his death. When… Continue reading Uncle Emil Part II
I am excited to be sharing my first guest post today! When I started this blog, my hope was that other branches of the family would add their stories. My cousin Yvonne posted this originally on Facebook and gave me permission to share Immigration from Syria. My father (2nd man from the left)… Continue reading The Kimaid Family