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Meat and three veg

I’m writing this post on Sunday night with the smell of a beef casserole simmering on the stove in the background and remembering that as I was growing up the food we ate was very much a part of the daily and weekly ritual. I wrote in the post Of Chow Food and Other Things about our

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Tales of the Joyce Family

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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

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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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Meat and three veg

I’m writing this post on Sunday night with the smell of a beef casserole simmering on the stove in the background and remembering that as I was growing up the food we ate was very much a part of the daily and weekly ritual. I wrote in the post Of Chow Food and Other Things about our

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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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Michael Joseph Joyce Jr 1925 -2015

Michael Joseph Joyce Jr. Michael was reunited with his wife Ruth, on Monday October 19, 2015 at age 90 years. Along with being the love of Ruth’s life, he was the father to his grateful children, Cindy (the late Paul), Tim (Mary), and Kathy (Jimmy) and was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather. Michael loved working

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The Tribe Joyce Network

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Clan Joyce Tribal Society

The Clan Joyce Tribal Society is being established to affiliate the Joyce family with Clans of Ireland.   By-laws have been drafted and an interim committee established with the aim of having the clan reconstituted in Ireland for the benefit of Joyces around the world. The Purpose and Mission of the Society are to – To

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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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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

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Michael Joyce and Mary King – Galway to Hobart as convicts

The search for my ancestors began several years ago. At that time I knew nothing other than their names, and even those only back as far as my great-great-Grandparents.   As with most amateur genealogists it has been a search which has become an obsession and seems almost infinite in it’s scope.  At the risk of

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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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