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Cáit Fraher: A Hidden Figure

One thing I don’t really do very often is actually tell the story of my ancestors. But this one I found quite interesting was the story of my great grandmother. (NOTE: Cáit is the Irish for Kate which is a version of Catherine) So let’s start as the very beginning (as Julie Andrews said “a […]

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Caribbean American Heritage Month

Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month! In honor of this month, I will be sharing the stories of my Grandfather Rodney and family friend Cynthia. Caribbean American Heritage Month was established in the United States in 2006 after the passage of a bill by the House of Representatives in 2005 and a presidential proclamation was signed […]

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Another Wartime Tragedy: The Story of G. A. Dale

I think it is a fair statement to say we all have favourite ancestors, whether that be due to the fact they were an unbeatable brick wall for years, had a very fortunate or unfortunate life or you just for some reason connect with them. George Alfred Dale was one of my first favourites. He […]

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The Life and Tragedy of Mr. McGinty

Hi! My name is George Hall and I am the newest member of the Hidden Branch team. I primarily research in the North of England with most of my ancestry originating in West Yorkshire. I have nearly been working on my tree for a year, starting just before the whole world shut down in March […]