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The way my mother dressed me

I spent a lot of my childhood in shorts. Even in the snow. Not that we went to the snow very often in fact this was my first experience of it at a place called Lake Mountain to the north-east of Melbourne. What was Mum thinking, letting me out in the snow in shorts, plastic gumboots and

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Tales of the Joyce Family

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Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the West – Sean Arthur Joyce

Sean Arthur (‘Art’) Joyce  Hagios Press, Regina, 2014 Genres: History / Creative Nonfiction What is the biggest ‘open secret’ in Canadian history? Seven years ago, while researching his family tree, BC writer Sean Arthur Joyce made a curious discovery: immigration records showed his paternal grandfather came to Canada from London in 1926 with three other

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Childhood Memories by Richard Joyce

After reading Laurie’s last blog entry and then discovering all the other tales he shared, I elected to share a few of my stories of my childhood while growing up in the northern Mohave Desert in California. I am Richard David Joyce Jr born to Richard David Joyce born to Martin Joyce. The U.S. Navy

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Anthony Joyce, Sr & Jane Flynn married in Hamilton, Scotland circa 1910

From Dennis Joyce This is photo of my father’s family in early 1920s.  Anthony Joyce, Sr & Jane Flynn were married in Hamilton, Scotland circa 1910 and had 2 dtrs, Ellen & Catherine born there.  My father, Anthony, Jr was 1st born in US, Irvington, NJ in 1918.  Anthony was originally from Aughaglasheen, Erris, Co

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The Slab Hut Maryborough by Rod Joyce

The slab hut was my forbears’ first ‘home’ in Victoria after my great great grandfather George and his brother Alfred went farming in about 1842. Plaistow (now a dismal London suburb but then the country area where their father lived) was the name they gave the farm and the homestead was George’s 19th century home

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Recess Joyces – Kurt’s Family

The first photo is the cottage in which my mother was born in Derraadda, Recess, County Galway, Ireland. Her grandmother, cousin and neighbors are shown. The second shows my grandfather, Joseph Joyce, standing in front of a beautiful view in Recess, County Galway. He worked at the Lissougher Lodge, and the photo may have been

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As I remember Rosserk Abbey by Dennis Joyce

We visited Ireland several years ago and after arriving in Dublin from London we stayed at hotel on River Liffey where Joyce wrote.  Took tour bus to see sites & walked the city en route to Literary Pub Crawl via Trinity College Library – awesome.  Drove to Ballina & spent nite at hotel where wedding

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The Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund

On October 2, 2009, 39 year old Patrick Joyce Jr., a 16 year veteran of the Yonkers Fire Department, heroically lost his life as he rushed into a burning building with the intent of saving people who were unable to save themselves. Pat was born in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, to a family

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Joyce DNA Research

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Transfer Ancestry DNA Results to FTDNA free

Family Tree DNA have introduced a new service where people who have tested their autosomal DNA at Ancestry.com can now upload their results for free but with limited functionality.    The good thing though is that it only costs $39 to unlock the full functionality and to open up an entire new data base to

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Laurie's Blog

The way my mother dressed me

I spent a lot of my childhood in shorts. Even in the snow. Not that we went to the snow very often in fact this was my first experience of it at a place called Lake Mountain to the north-east of Melbourne. What was Mum thinking, letting me out in the snow in shorts, plastic gumboots and

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Of Ancient Times

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De Jorz Family References in the Fine Rolls of Henry III

The Following extracts are the Rolls of fines levied by King Henry III which were in return for favours granted to the people making the requests.   Full copies can be found at the Fine Rolls Project.    An explanation of what the Fine Rolls are follows below the references to the de Jorz family.

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Joyce Newspaper Reports

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Second Lieutenant P S Joyce RFC shot down 6 March 1917

25 March 2013 Last updated at 02:07 ET Postcards from an air mechanic on the front line to his wife during World War I are among a raft of rare items at a new exhibition in Hampshire. The postcards sent by Jack Cooper in 1916 and 1917 are among wartime correspondence on display for the

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Joyce Obituaries

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Joseph O’Neil Joyce 1970 – 2014

Joseph O’Neil “Joe” Joyce, 43 of Indianapolis, IN formerly of Bloomington passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:47 am in Indianapolis at St. Vincent Hospital. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11 am at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Bloomington with Rev. Dr. Phenues Bush officiating. Visitation

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The Tribe Joyce Network

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Establishment of the Joyce Clan Tribal Society

Several members of the Tribe Joyce Network have come together to establish the Joyce Clan Tribal Society with the aim of registering it with Clans of Ireland. The Purpose/Mission of this Society will be – “To be a non-profit, charitable, educational, non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to furthering communication among those of the greater Joyce family,

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Joyce Family Timeline

Australian War Memorial Honour Rolls

The following list is from the Honour Roll held at the Australian War Memorial   Name Service Number Unit Conflict Joyce, Alan Francis 417848 148 Squadron RAF Second World War, 1939-1945 Joyce, Alfred James 7077 18th Australian Infantry Battalion First World War, 1914-1918 Joyce, Arthur Alfred Alexander 15802 15th Australian Field Ambulance First World War,

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Joyce Family History Searches

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Annie JOYCE married John KANE (KEANE)

JOYCE – (Looking for info on the family of Annie JOYCE married John KANE (KEANE) in the USA. Father Lawrence JOYCE, Mother Bridget DURAN of Lettermullen Galway.), Catherine Gray, Misskitty43@hotmail.com

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Nancy C. Joyce

Nancy C. Joyce, 81, of Cedar Grove, N.J., formerly of Verona, N.J., passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services are Friday at 10 a.m. from Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009. The Funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of

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Joyce Biographies

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NATHAN JOYCE | Grandpa put the football in me

by Nathan Joyce When it comes to my love of sports, and my career as a sports writer, my grandfathers fathered me into this life. It’s my grandfathers who loved football and taught me the joys and rules of the world’s greatest sport. It’s them I think about on this Father’s Day, as I make

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Joyce Family Timeline

Australian War Memorial Honour Rolls

The following list is from the Honour Roll held at the Australian War Memorial   Name Service Number Unit Conflict Joyce, Alan Francis 417848 148 Squadron RAF Second World War, 1939-1945 Joyce, Alfred James 7077 18th Australian Infantry Battalion First World War, 1914-1918 Joyce, Arthur Alfred Alexander 15802 15th Australian Field Ambulance First World War,

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