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Vern Paul (#46792096)
 member for 12 years, 3 months, 16 days
Joanne LeVan
Hello, I ama member of ancestry trying to research on my family tree, with no luck. My grandfather was Joseph Thomas Whalen, born in Pittston, Pennsylvania, I believe his father James Whalen (my great grandfather) was born in Ireland, his mother was born in Pennsylvania. James parents where William Whalen (my great great grand father) was born in Ireland and his mother was Bridget (Boland) Whalen was born in Ireland Aldo. I believe they where married in 1865 in Ireland. Don't know if you can help or have any suggestions but I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time and help.


Added by Joanne LeVan on Sep 10, 2017 4:35 PM

Marian Lawless
Bernard Lawless Bluebell Cemetry
Hi Vern, My name is Marian Lawless and I am a member of Ancestry and am researching my family tree. I came across your Find A Grave post on Bernard lawless (died 1982) and he is my half-brother and I am so curious about the other two people who are in this grave Plot Section F Grave No. 183 they are Mary Lawless (Died 1939) and Philomena Lawless (Died 1951). I am not sure who they are and as birth unknown for both I am a bit lost. I would really appreciate any assistance you might be able to give me. My email address is
Regards Marian

Added by Marian Lawless on Aug 05, 2017 6:14 AM

Tim Reynolds
RE: Pat O'Callaghan Memorial 131852353
Hi Vern,

Suggesting another project to me like the Tailteann Games is like mentioning another kind of booze to an alcoholic. Very hard to resist, but you know it will lead to perdition. I have got my hands more than full tracking down graves in a myriad of areas, and one more might be the straw that breaks the camel's back. But when I've photographed every Olympic gold medallist, every international rugby player, every police officer killed on the job, etc, etc I might follow up on your suggestion. Thanks for the thought anyway, Vern.


Added by Tim Reynolds on Jul 11, 2017 8:28 PM

Tim Reynolds
RE: Pat O'Callaghan Memorial 131852353
Hi Vern,

I appreciate you letting me know and your very prompt action. Does the fact that you prepared this memorial indicate an interest in Olympians?

Regards, Tim

Added by Tim Reynolds on Jul 11, 2017 5:11 AM

Jean Hall
Jane Oliver
Thank you Vern for sending the death notice for Jane Oliver. Just curious if you are researching the Olivers in Dublin.

I appreciate that you shared the information.

Regards, Jean Hall

Added by Jean Hall on Jun 26, 2017 1:45 PM

Dorne Phefley SAUNDERS
RE: Alice Browne Memorial #173789738
Thank you Paul.

Added by Dorne Phefley SAUNDERS on Jun 10, 2017 5:23 AM

Tom Perdiew
Memorial updated for Florence “Flora” Magdalena Einsel

Added by Tom Perdiew on Jun 02, 2017 8:11 PM

Rhonda Tincher
Robert Bain
I have corrected the death date.

Added by Rhonda Tincher on May 16, 2017 3:23 AM

Rhonda Tincher
Etta Hale Adams
I have added the information you sent to her memorial. Thank You!

Added by Rhonda Tincher on May 15, 2017 2:12 PM

LaDon Brennan
Thank you your edit and comments re Anna. I was pleased to update her memorial, and in the process, located some of her siblings. Appreciate your help.

Added by LaDon Brennan on Apr 18, 2017 2:54 PM

Frank Rinesmith
George & Ollie Kissick-Paris Cemetery
Just uploaded tombstone of subj. Note George shows bore 21 Jan 1868. (I note your bio on him. Also, on Ollie, she died 28 Sep 1961. Thanks and have a great day.

Added by Frank Rinesmith on Apr 15, 2017 10:35 AM

David Van Camp
RE: Gallagher Research
Thank you for your quick reply. I've recently made contact with a cousin in California. His Grandmother and my Grandfather were siblings. So, we share the same Great Grandparents (Daniel Joseph Gallagher) He has sent me copies of handwritten letters, left by his Grandmother. They are hard to decipher, as she was 92 when they were written. So far, I found the following details: Daniel Joseph Gallagher was born in County Cork on November 15th, 1857. The family moved to the Dublin area shortly after his birth. He was orphaned at age 6 or 7, after the loss of his parents and brother. New information in these letters show he was 9 years of age when he and an older sister left on a ship to Boston. 1920 census records show he became a naturalized citizen in 1866. Unfortunately, I've found no names for these family members. Do you happen to know where I could find information on what orphanages were establish at that time near Dublin. My Grandfather was raised Catholic, if that may help narrow the search. Sorry to be long winded. Best Regards, David

Added by David Van Camp on Apr 02, 2017 8:51 AM

David Van Camp
Gallagher research
Vern, Hope this finds you well. I am from Arizona. I'm trying to find my great, great grandparents history. My great grandfather (Daniel Joseph Gallagher) was from Dublin, born 1857. When he was a child, his mother, father, and brother were drowned. No one knows any other details of the accident or exact dates. My great granddad was put into an orphanage. When he was 12 years old, he ran away. He had a cabin boy position secured, on a ship to Boston. He ended up in Bisbee, Arizona and that's how I came about, to write this. We don't know his parents or brother's first names, but I suppose they would have all passed on the same day, or within a short time of one another. I found three graves that spark my curiosity. A George Gallagher, Susan Gallagher, and Patrick Gallagher. No birth or death dates known, but Patrick's says "son of George and Susan. Is there any way to know if they are all buried together? Their memorial numbers are all very close in sequence. Is there a way to know if they died at the same time? Any direction on finding Dublin Orphanages back in the 1860's? These are the three Find a Grave Memorial Numbers, 77214466, 77214471, and 77214478. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, David

Added by David Van Camp on Mar 28, 2017 3:45 PM

Carole Ann
RE: Bridgwaters in Angleton Cemetery
Thanks, Vern. I appreciate it.
Carole Ann

Added by Carole Ann on Feb 11, 2017 11:19 AM

Catherine Corrigan
Thanks Vern, I've added the information and have given you credit for it.

Added by AW on Jan 24, 2017 3:39 PM

Antoinette Huggins
RE: Thomas Kean in Bluebell
Thank You. The different spellings is not unusual. However, on the same grave, it is unusual.

Added by Antoinette Huggins on Dec 11, 2016 4:41 PM

Gail Hinton Seward
RE: Sally Betty Bridgewater - Kingsley - Hale
Thank you Vern, I will addt this to my notes on aunt the way nice to meet you....
Gail Hinton Seward

Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Oct 13, 2016 6:42 AM

Gail Hinton Seward
Thank You
Vern, Thank You......Gail Hinton Seward

Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Oct 12, 2016 6:06 AM

Gail Hinton Seward
Sally Betty Bridgewater - Kingsley - Hale
Hi Vern, Sally is buried at Mt. Hope Cem, Sidney, Champaign Co, IL USA #42469495, I have a couple of corrections for you.....Sally married at age 16 in 1935 McLean Co, IL to Ernest Wm. Kingsley, they had 3 sons: divorced abt 1948 & Ernest married 2nd time abt that then, it looks like in Oklahoma to Edna Flois Snider age 17 & Ernest died 1951 Sally then married my maternal uncle, Earl Frank "Smiley" Hale in Kankakee Co, IL, they divorced abt 1960, he died in 1979.....I am working on her family, her last son just passed away in 2014, I found his obit this week on Ancestry, I saw him for the first time since we were real little kids at her funeral in 2004......I will be making Memorial Pages for the 3 sons & connecting them with thier parents.......Aunt Sally was a joy to be around, I loved her very much......we all did, just because she & Smiley got divorced she was never excluded from the family......Gail Hinton Seward #46961204

Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Oct 11, 2016 2:30 PM

Michael J Kavanagh
Hi there, first, may I thank you for all the hard work that you have done on Bluebell Cemetery. It is a great credit to you. WELL DONE! I have already found a number of 'lost' relatives, including my first maternal grandmother!!
Alas, the grave photo that I requested is for the wrong person. The man I'm looking for was my great paternal grandfather by the above name. There is a grave from around 1925 I believe in Bluebell,but apparently there are no details on it. This grave is probably unmarked or vandalised after so many years. Anyway it may be the right one as he died around that time, if you have a photo of it and any other information, I would be very grateful.

Many Thanks. Mick Kavanagh

Added by Windas on Oct 08, 2016 5:19 AM

Alexander Leahy
Thank you. Your help is most appreciated. If I can connect this headstone to our family then I am happy to share if you are interested.

Thank you. I appreciate your help.

Added by Duffcastle on Sep 17, 2016 1:26 PM

James David Middleton
Admiral body of work you have apparently done, Mr. Paul, and I give great respect to you!

If you are still in Ireland, I wonder if you could help direct me or locate birth records or parents of our great x 2 Irish Grandparents? the parents of James David Middleton Find A Grave Memorial # 3675641 ? or the parents of his wife Memorial # 46486943 ?

If possible, please contact me with costs or direction at

Added by MIDDLETON Pale Lily on Sep 15, 2016 11:53 AM

Jane Church
Catherine Osborne
Thank you.

Added by Jane Church on Sep 10, 2016 12:25 AM

Virginia Hoover
Request transfer of grave
I was so happy to see my grandmother's grave and information on here. Could you please transfer to me Memorial # 136609978, Amelia J. Kearney buried at St. Joseph's in Pittsfield, Mass. My father, Richard M. Bruner was her only child. Many years after her death, at the age of 88, we took a trip back to his hometown of Pittsfield, so he could 'mark her grave', and leave a bouquet of her favorite flowers, 'pink posies'. He could not afford to do this when she passed, but he never quit loving her, and this was one of his lifelong missions.

Thank you so much,

Virginia L. Hoover

Added by Virginia Hoover on Aug 19, 2016 2:54 AM

Dublin family records or ?
Dear Mr. Paul, I would like to get in touch with you about any information that might be found about my great-grandfather George Franklin-born abt 1839 in Beggars Bush Road Barracks (according to family stories_. He and his siblings, along with their parents, lived in the Barracks in the 1840's before emigrating in 1848 to Canada and then on to USA.

Please reach me at with any cost involved and what you might be able to find. (birth & marriage records, parents for my greatX2 grandfather Joseph Franklin, etc)

Thanks, Deena Marie Herod

Added by DMHerod on Aug 08, 2016 11:57 AM


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