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The Story of Daniel Dunn

I don’t know exactly when or where Daniel Dunn, my great great grandfather, was born. Based on later records like census returns and marriage certificates, it was somewhere in Ireland, around the year 1844. His father’s name was also Daniel- … Continue reading

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Finding Uncle William

When I started researching the family history, I managed to figure out the basics of all of Dad’s siblings except for his brother William. He was Grandfather and Grandmother Sheehan’s second child, born in Worcester in 1904. The only other … Continue reading

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My DNA gets refined

A year or so ago I had my DNA analyzed by in the hopes of learning more about our family’s history. The results were slightly underwhelming- but the other day I received an updated analysis that’s pretty interesting.

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Happy Birthday Uncle Bud

Earl Lernard Dunn was born on this day in 1926, in Winchendon, Massachusetts.

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On this day: April 21, 1676- The death of Nathaniel Seaver

When I wrote about our ancestors who fought in the Revolution, I said I suspected we had some French and Indian War veterans in our family tree, but didn’t know for sure. I still don’t, but I did come across … Continue reading

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The veterans in our family tree

World War II One of the things I wish I had talked with Dad about more was his military service. I knew that he had served in North Africa, and then Italy and France, but that’s about it. Aside from … Continue reading

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The Sheehans come to America: Bridget

Patrick and Bridget Sheehan had eleven children, and six of them emigrated to America- at least as far as I know at the moment. Here’s a short history… I believe the first of the Sheehans to come to the US … Continue reading

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