A month or two ago, I made a startling discovery of an obituary for my 3rd great-grandmother Margaret Donlan Cain. It was online at http://www.newspaperarchive.com and revealed not only her death information but quite a bit of history for her that I'd never known before. Today, I am focusing my attention on Katie Kilcannon. On … Continue reading Who was Katie Kilcannon?
Last week, I learned that my 2nd great-grandfather Michael Daniel Cain had a sister named Anna. Their mother, Margaret Anna (Donlan or Donelon) Cain, brought Anna (about 12 years old), Michael Daniel (about 2 years old), and another son, with her when she traveled from Cloonacat, Glenamaddy, Galway, Ireland, to Madison, Indiana in late 1864 … Continue reading Michael Daniel Cain’s sister Anna
We always knew that my 2nd great-grandfather Michael Daniel Cain was born in Ireland and came to the US as a toddler in the mid-1860's, but that's about all that anyone in our family knew. Here is the newspaper article from the February 13, 1946 Indianapolis Star: Please note that the article mentions his nieces … Continue reading Where was Michael Daniel Cain born?
Last night, Henry Louis Gates, the host of "Finding Your Roots" on PBS, spoke to the final dinner at the 2017 International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies conference. His love for genealogy started with finding out his own roots, before slavery. He loves, as all genealogists do, to see people's eyes light up when … Continue reading My Interest in Genealogy