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Cemeteries, Dairies and Nut Trees – Merlynston Part 1

As we age our sense of space expands.  When we are young our mental map of the world is confined to our home and immediate neighbourhood.  Gradually as we explore and venture out the mental map grows and expands, painting in the unknown areas on the maps or our own private universe.  So my earliest

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Tales of the Joyce Family

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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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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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Jack Joyce 1892 – 1967 Ushaw Moor

Probably the most outstanding person working at Ushaw moor colliery was Jack Joyce. He was born at Spennymoor in 1892 and began work at the age of 13 in 1905 spending his whole working life at the same mine. In 1946 he was elected financial secretary of the Durham Miners Association. Being a forceful union

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Rachel Joyce Author of the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

This was published in the Telegraph on 1 Aug 2012.  Visit there for the full text I am not expecting anyone to feel sorry for me but when friends ask how it feels to be a debut novelist who has also been longlisted for the Man Booker prize, I have to admit that my response

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Joe Joyce Author of Echobeat

For the Full Story see Liberties Press Author Joe Joyce talks ‘Echobeat’ and beyond… We sat down Joe Joyce for a chat about books, life lessons and his newest release; spy thriller Echobeat, sequel to the critically acclaimed Echoland (2013).   What book has made the strongest impression on you? Many different books at different times. Probably the

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Florence (DiTullio) Joyce – Winnie the Welder

Florence (DiTullio) Joyce, of Quincy passed away on Sunday, September 14th at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 93 years old and the beloved wife of the late Marty Joyce. Born in Quincy on May 12, 1921, she was the loving daughter of the late Ettore & Mary (Sforza) DiTullio. Florence “Woo Woo” Joyce

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Douglas Joyce War Hero

First published Thursday 11 September 2014 in News by Katie Mansfield A VETERAN has spoken of his pride after being awarded a Russian convoy medal for braving some of the harshest conditions of the Second World War. Douglas Joyce was honoured for his part in helping the British Arctic convoys transport supplies to Russia during

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Joyce DNA Project

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The differences between Y-DNA STR and Y-DNA SNP testing

There are two types of YDNA markers that can be tested for.   Familytree DNA does both types of tests but you must test for STR markers first in order to then have the SNP testing done.   STR tests can be for 37, 67 or 111 markers but what exactly does that mean? When we test

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Of Ancient Times

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The Dublin Magazine, Volume 1 – November 1839 – May 1840 One of the most interesting portions of the volume is the description of the Joyce country,  The history of the Joyces has a good deal of romance about it. “They were a troop or band, that came from Wales or the west of England,

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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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Patrick Joyce 1970 – 2009

From Rebecca Baker and Rob Ryser at lohud.com: A 39-year-old city firefighter died today and two of his colleagues were seriously injured as they searched for tenants in an early morning house fire, officials said. Patrick Joyce, a father of two girls and a 16-year veteran of the department, either jumped or fell from the

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The Tribe Joyce Network

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Tribe Joyce Network

We now have 485 members of the Tribe Joyce network on Linkedin and another 376 members on Facebook. That’s a combined growth of around 100 new members in the past fortnight. If you do have Joyce relatives who haven’t yet joined please encourage them to do so. We also have around ten new Joyce DNA

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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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Josephine Joan Joyce 1940 – 2012

Josephine Joan Joyce of Highland Mills died peacefully after a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Brooklyn on Jan. 6, 1940, she was 72 years old. She was the daughter of Peter Bologna and Antoinette Bologna, both of Brooklyn. Peter

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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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Laurie's Blog

lauries christening 1 1957 1

Cemeteries, Dairies and Nut Trees – Merlynston Part 1

As we age our sense of space expands.  When we are young our mental map of the world is confined to our home and immediate neighbourhood.  Gradually as we explore and venture out the mental map grows and expands, painting in the unknown areas on the maps or our own private universe.  So my earliest

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