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These pages are about my family and are, therefore, constantly in progress as new information comes to light. My mother was from Belfast, my father from Cork. There are pages here for each set of great-grandparents, the Dowds and Girvans from Belfast, the Millars and Lavertys from Ballymena, and in Cork the Murphy and McDonnells and the Sullivan and Sheehans. There is a fifth page for the County Antrim Johnstons and O’Haras as theirs is a story worthy of their own page.

This photograph is of my grandparents Margaret O'Sullivan and Hugh Murphy.


Useful research sources:

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham.

Census of Ireland

Irish Genealogy

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