Two and a half years ago I published this post about my aunt Hilda, the only Jamison sibling of my dad’s generation that I hadn’t traced. I didn’t even know for sure if she was still alive, as her last known address was in Ontario, Canada. House moves on both sides of the Atlantic meant the remaining family members had lost contact details. While working … Continue reading Updating The Family Tree – Farewell, Aunt Hilda
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)
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…
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
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
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 family history that I have stored up from several sources. … Continue reading Happy New Year to Jamisons, Friends and Family!
From: 22nd September 2009 The home and gallery pages have been updated with a beautiful picture of my paternal grandmother, Eliza McCurdy Jamison (nee 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 for sharing lots of fantastic and new family history, including a wonderful picture … Continue reading Wonderful Purcell Pictures and Updates!
Eliza McCurdy Purcell Jamison’s beautiful picture has been added to the home page of this site. It’s still the only one of her that we have, so more pictures would be wonderful; if you have, or know someone who has any pictures of Eliza or Fred, please please get in touch! Jamison and related family information, anecdotes and pictures are always welcome please! Continue reading Updates to the Site