Updating the Family Tree – William McDowell Jamison’s Parents, Date & Place of Birth

Fantastic source of North Antrim genealogy info and all-round great guy Nevin Taggart from the North Antrim Local Interest blog contacted me in July (I know, I’ve got a backlog of blog posts to thrash out!) with some exciting news for this site; he had located a baptism record for my paternal great-grandfather William McDowell Jamison. Up to this point, William was as far back … Continue reading Updating the Family Tree – William McDowell Jamison’s Parents, Date & Place of Birth

Updating the Family Tree – Farewell, Aunt Phyllis

It’s always hard to write these sad updates; they diminish, not add to our family story, but they are an unavoidable element of any family history. It’s with great sadness that I pass on news of the loss of my Aunt Phyllis nee Jamison, earlier in the year in March, aged 83. (edit – corrected from 84) Phyllis passed away in Belfast, and is survived … Continue reading Updating the Family Tree – Farewell, Aunt Phyllis

Updates to the Family Tree

Thanks to my second cousin David (I figured out our degree of cousin-ness here on Ancestry.com’s blog ) I’ve updated the family tree with regards to his parents’ names and key dates, and I’m hoping to get some more information on the descendants of William Jamison soon. On my grandfather’s side, I’ve updated some details for my cousins Richard and David, sons of my aunt … Continue reading Updates to the Family Tree

Shore Road Belfast – 1966 Video

In my last post I shared some pictures of the Jamison garage and houses at 265-269 Shore Road, Belfast, that stood until their demolition in the 1980s; on the site now stands a printing shop. The pictures were screen grabs from a  video of Belfast in 1966, which Jimmy, a member of the Belfast forum, has posted on Youtube: Of particular interest to me and my … Continue reading Shore Road Belfast – 1966 Video

Jamison Garage on Shore Road Belfast- Updated Picture(s)

I talked about the most recent picture I had of the family garage on the Shore Road, Belfast in a previous post ; the picture from the 1950’s was sourced from the Belfast Forum, an invaluable source of history, pictures and local knowledge for all things Belfast; there’s a particularly great (and very long!) thread about Belfast’s Shore Road: you need to create an account to … Continue reading Jamison Garage on Shore Road Belfast- Updated Picture(s)

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 Jamison 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 two reasons; the only pictures I had of Hilda previously … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Hilda…

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 even better when it’s through this blog! A couple of … Continue reading Welcome to long-lost relatives; Richard, David and Aunt Phyllis

Updating the Family Tree – Farewell Carol

I’ve had news from my cousin David in Northern Ireland that we’ve sadly lost another Jamison; Carol Jamison, who is listed in the family tree as marrying Harold (Hewer) Jamison, has sadly died aged 82. I’ve updated the information for her birth and death in the family tree, and hope to receive some more missing names and dates from the side of the family descended from … Continue reading Updating the Family Tree – Farewell Carol

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 such churches are listed so I may need to check … Continue reading First Marriage of Eliza Jamison nee Purcell – 1924

Updating the Family Tree – Farewell Aunt Nita

It is with great sadness that I pass on news of the loss of my aunt Nita May Jamison, wife of my uncle Kenneth (Ken) Jamison. Nita was born on the 03/05/1946  and passed away on the 28/01/2017. I didn’t know my aunt Anita very well but when we did meet up later in life I discovered a charming, elegant and warm lady who will … Continue reading Updating the Family Tree – Farewell Aunt Nita