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Happy Fathers Day

My Dad died on 14th August 2004, more than 13 years ago and that was the catalyst for starting my blog and in so many ways the trigger for most of the changes in my life.  It was the moment when the midlife episode hit leading to an awakening and a realisation that things would

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Tales of the Joyce Family

A Joyce, His Quiet Grandfather, and an Unfortunate Past

Unlike some other Irish descendants who sailed for North America from the Old World in the early 20th century, Cyril William Joyce wasn’t seeking his fortune or unknown freedoms. Arriving in Canada from England at 16, Cyril was one of what would become an agglomeration of approximately 125,000 “home children” forcibly sent to Australia, Canada

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Deb’s Home

So the challenge this week is about Richardson Street and where we grew up in Box Hill South. I’d like to firstly talk about the irony of that. When I married in 1987 to Andrew I became a “Richardson” and now we live in Richard Drive. People always comment on that – when I fill

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Deb’s early years

Well the challenge went out to my sisters to start telling their story and what they remember and it’s interesting for me to see what Deb has been prompted to write about.  So I’ll post hers first, Karen’s will come at some time and me, being the oldest will try and fill in some of

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Karen and the first five years

Karen and I were born 17 months apart so you would think that our memories of events would be similar and in some cases they are.  What is worthwhile for me in this exercise is that in reading each others memories more are prompted.  I’ve asked Karen and Deb to stick to topic because I’ve

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Vincent Joyce – Founder of the Pictou County Military and Heritage Museum

Photo from The News – January 15, 2014 Vince Joyce has been a tireless worker for veteran’s rights in Canda and is the Founder of the Pictou County Military and Heritage Museum 1960 – Joined Canada Reserved Army – Pictou Highlander /N.S. Highlanders 1965 to 2000 – Non-member of the Royal Canadian Legion Pictou Branch #16.

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UNH field hockey’s Joyce named to All-America team

  UNH field hockey’s Joyce named to All-America team CHANDLER, Ariz. –Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America Third Team on Monday. Joyce was under consideration for an All-America team after being named to the NFHCA All-Northeast Region

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Des Joyce co-opted onto Galway County Council

Independent Des Joyce, who is to be co-opted on to Galway County Council next month to replace Michael Fitzmaurice, TD. The newest addition to Galway County Council, Independent Des Joyce, has said the promotion of the interests of rural Ireland will be his primary objective when he is co-opted on to the council next month.

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Joyce DNA Research

Case Study – Pinpointing the Joyce Irish Paternal Ancestral Genetic Homeland

David Joyce has kindly allowed this investigation into his genetic origin to be published.  It was written by Dr. Tyrone Bowes of Irish Origenes. INTRODUCTION A simple commercial ancestral Y chromosome DNA test will potentially provide one with the names of many hundreds of individuals with whom one shares a common male ancestor, but what

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Laurie's Blog

Happy Fathers Day

My Dad died on 14th August 2004, more than 13 years ago and that was the catalyst for starting my blog and in so many ways the trigger for most of the changes in my life.  It was the moment when the midlife episode hit leading to an awakening and a realisation that things would

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Of Ancient Times

Sir Roger de Joyce – Walkers Manor – Nottingham

The following comes from Major T. W. Huskinson, Remarks on Rural Economy of the past, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 20 (1916) and is on the website –http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/tts/tts1916/epperstone2.htm Walkers Manor – Nottingham Elizabeth Tottie and W. Thorpe represent the coheirs of H. Walker, whose family had held the property for three or four centuries, and

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Joyce Newspaper Reports

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

Robert W Joyce died December 9, 2017

Robert W. Joyce of Medford on December 9, 2017. Former husband of Stacey(Solano) Joyce. Loving father of Brendan and Nicole Joyce both of Medford. Loving son of Robert D. Joyce and the late Marie (Colella) Joyce. Devoted brother of Roberta Castiglia , Valerie Joyce- Santini both of Wilmington, Marie Joyce Pelletier of Saugus, John Joyce

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The Tribe Joyce Network

Clans of Ireland application for Clans to be placed on UNESCO register of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Clans of Ireland are applying to have the Clans placed on UNESCO register of Intangible Cultural Heritage. There notification to me on behalf of the clan stated –   “The Board of Clans of Ireland, a United Nations Civil Society Non-Governmental Organisation, has decided on behalf of its Members to submit to the Irish Minister

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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

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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Terry Emma Joyce 1954 – 2015

Terry Emma Joyce, 60, of NH Route 49, Thornton, died May 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Campton, NH on June 11, 1954, Terry was the daughter of Russell M. and Ardelle B. (Benton) Gilman. Terry was a life-long resident of Thornton. She graduated from Thornton

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Joyce Biographies

Joyce, Errol Blair (Barney) (1908–1983)

Joyce, Errol Blair (Barney) (1908–1983) by M. French This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 17, (MUP), 2007 Errol Blair de Norman-Ville (Barney) Joyce (1908-1983), grazier and cattle-breeder, was born on 28 June 1908 at Bundaberg, Queensland, second of six children of Fitzpierce de Normanville Joyce, grazier, from Galway, Ireland, and his Queensland-born wife

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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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