Desperately Seeking Hilda…

When one of my Jamison cousins reconnected with me recently  I was able to add to my treasure trove of pictures of my aunts and uncles when they were younger. As well as some cracking pictures of his mum, Richard sent me two pictures of my aunt Hilda as a young woman. This was great for …

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Welcome to long-lost relatives; Richard, David and Aunt Phyllis

My father, (Frederick) Ian Jamison, had seven full siblings and two half-sisters from his mother's first marriage, not an unusual family size for that generation of Irish families. Over the years and the distances between the surviving siblings, their children, and grandchildren, some of us have lost touch.  It's always wonderful when we reconnect, and …

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First Marriage of Eliza Jamison nee Purcell – 1924

I haven't had much to update on here for a while, but I've now registered for the NI records office online search facility, and have today located the details of my paternal grandmother's first marriage, aged 16, to Samuel Murdock of Molloy on the 23rd April 1924. It took place at "Bushmills Presbyterian" church; two …

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Filling in some gaps – new information on the descendants of William McDowell Jamison

I had some very exciting news yesterday courtesy of Nevin over at NALIL; Nevin put me and my cousin Barbara in touch with Jennifer, who is a great, great grand-daughter of William McDowell Jamison, the earliest Jamison I've managed to trace in our family tree. Jennifer and Nevin have provided loads of information for my descendent …

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Happy New Year to Jamisons, Friends and Family!

Here's hoping that 2012 is a better year for some of my Jamison family than 2011 was. 2012 is also going to be the year I finally start to get down on paper (or on a Word document) some of the tales, anecdotes and memories of my immediate family, my life in Belfast, and the …

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Updated Details for Eliza Jamison; Dates and Last Place of Abode

I've received a copy of Eliza's death certificate today, and not only does it confirm her age at the time of her death (54), and the date (4/12/1962), there is also a bonus of her last registered address: Hillview Avenue, Newtonabbey, Belfast BT36. Below is a googlemap of the street (I think it's the house …

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Wonderful Purcell Pictures and Updates!

From: 22nd September 2009 The home and gallery pages have been updated with a beautiful picture of my paternal gradmother, Eliza McCurdy Purcell - we had no pictures of our grandmother at all, so this is a wonderful addition. Many thanks to Colin and Irene for providing a copy, and lots of fantastic and new …

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