A House Divided

et70 In A House Divided, I present the Bannon family and then follow this with a discussion of the impact of the American Civil War on my ancestors…

United We Stand

Many people know who they are by their roots. They easily identify themselves with one specific ethnic group or nationality. As for me, I must be some kind of a mutt. Looking over my ancestral record, I find myself caught in the middle between several different and somewhat opposing groups. One branch of my mother’s [...]

A Brief History of Ireland

Most Americans today know that Ireland is a divided island and they know that in the south, there is the Republic of Ireland and that in the north is a region that is called Northern Ireland. However, within the confines of the Emerald Isle this region in the north goes by different names depending on [...]