Updates to The Family Tree – William and Betty Jamison Descendants and the Cousins Family

My second cousin Shirlene (I think that's right - our paternal grandfathers were brothers?) has been good enough to fill in some gaps and correct some names and dates on our shared family tree. I'm always really grateful when people take time out to get in touch and help build our tree - without your …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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For Cod, and Ulster – Northern Ireland’s Enduring Love of Chips Shops

This isn't really about the Jamison family history, but it's about a serious subject nonetheless; the relationship between NI and its chip shops. On mainland Britain, the chip shop now faces some serious competition from the plethora of Asian takeaways, kebab shops, Peri Peri joints and fried chicken shacks, but in Northern Ireland, apart from …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Updating the Family Tree – farewell Carol

I've had news from cousin David in NI that we've lost another Jamison; Carol, 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 tree, and hope to receive some more missing names and dates from the …

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