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 chart, and I hope we gave some to Jennifer in … Continue reading Filling in some gaps – new information on the descendants of William McDowell Jamison
One of the first really good leads I had on my journey to trace back the Jamisons was a fabulous post by Nevin Taggart in his blog NALIL (North Antrim Local Interest List), a local history, culture and genealogy site with a wealth of fantastic info. The post is here: Jamisons of the Giant’s Causeway. NALIL is a great place to start your own search … Continue reading Jamisons of the Giant’s Causeway – the NALIL Blog
Many thanks to the brilliant forum members on the Belfast forum, where this wonderful picture was posted; it shows most of my early family home and adjacent garage, which were situated on Shore Road, North Belfast, alas demolished in the early 1980’s. My paternal grandparents Fred and Eliza Jamison moved their young family here from Lisburn in the 1950s’ and Fred set up business as … Continue reading Jamison Family Garage, Shore Road, Belfast
I have a WordPress blog for my writing (please check it out), and am very impressed with the platform and the features available, so I decided to move the old family tree website (jamisonsonline.co.uk) and the accompanying Blogger blog to WordPress. I’ve been having issues with having updating the site to be compatible with Safari etc, and this way I can concentrate on content instead of … Continue reading Welcome to our new WordPress Home!
I’ve received a copy of my paternal grandmother Eliza’s death certificate today. Birth and death certificates often uncover really valuable genealogical information; not only does her death certificate confirm her age at the time of her death (54), and the date (4/12/1962), it also provides her last registered address: Hillview Avenue, Newtonabbey, Belfast BT36. Below is a googlemap of the street (I think it’s the … Continue reading Updated Details for Eliza Jamison; Dates and Last Place of Abode
From: 6th July 2009 Our visit to North Antrim a few weeks ago was fantastic; we managed to visit quite a few places associated with the Jamisons including Bushmills, Giant’s Causeway (including the school there) and Belfast. I hope to be sent a picture from the Causeway school from the period when our grandfather and his siblings attended; as soon as I get anything I’ll … Continue reading Visit to North Antrim June 2009