Saturday, February 26, 2011

GeneaBloggers' Radio

Once again tonight we were able to enjoy GeneaBloggers' Radio after watching "Who Do You Think You Are" featuring Kim Cattrall. Listening to Thomas MacEntee and the show's callers, as well as many of those on the chat line, speaking/writing about the very personal side of genealogy and family history, I was again reminded of the fact that we really are a "family of humans", so to speak. So many individuals in our community have uncovered the same sort of difficult history, or histories of a similar nature, as that which Kim Cattrall has had to face in her own family. At times it is perhaps easier to notice the differences between us, but it is nice to be able to take pause and notice the similarities, and realize that maybe we are not quite as alone as we might sometimes feel.

Cheers Everyone.



  1. I wa s reading your names on your blog and came across the name Ward.

    My great grandmother's name was Catherine Ward from Galway County and she married Thomas Naughton. My great grandmother Bridget was born in Galway in 1868.

    Where is your Ward FAmily from?

  2. Hi Claudia,

    Funny you should ask about the Ward connection because my next Matrilineal Monday is about that very subject. My Wards originate in County Dublin and are connected by marriage on my matrilineal tree.

    James Joseph Ward was born in 1859 to Thomas Ward and Alice Shiels in Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland. James married my great-grandfather’s sister Alicia ‘Alice’ Fitzpatrick on 14 August 1886 in Rolestown, County Dublin, Ireland. Both James and his father Thomas were Mariners; Thomas was a sea captain and James was a first officer.


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