Who is this?

I had this photo labeled as James Joseph Murphy, but I’m starting to think this may be someone else.  James J Murphy died in 1917 at 36 years old.  This man looks a little older, don’t ya think?  To give some comparison, the photo on the right is actually James J Murphy. The hair part […]

Murphy Reunion Photo

One of my favorite family photos.  The Murphy family in Youngstown, Ohio 1955.  Let me know if I have misidentified someone. 1. Patty Ann Gallagher 2. Margaret Arnaut 3. Owen W Gallagher 4. Mildred Elaine Murphy 5. Unknown 6. Unknown -possible friend of Mildred Elaine Murphy 7. Edward Murphy 8. Mildred Whitacre 9. Robert Lee […]

My Mom’s Great-Greats

I got this idea from Genea-Musings and Family Tree Magazine and thought it would be interesting.  Charts and graphs are fun to make, not to mention this entire blog post took about 15 minutes to do. Here’s what I did: 1.  Listed the birthplaces of all 16 2nd great grandparents.  For simplicity, I’m used my Mom’s […]

James J. Murphy-Mystery SOLVED

The mystery of James Joseph Murphy is SOLVED!  A million thanks to Ken W. who located the marriage record of Margaret Richards and James Joseph Murphy.  This marriage record was found at Family Search and is the glue to all the questionable details that were lingering about.  I stopped using the Family Search website about […]

James Joseph Murphy-Part 2

Update February 2017: James Joseph Murphy is no longer the biggest mystery in my tree 🙂  In fact, I ended up tracing his ancestry back to 1810.  Original post is below, but more up-to-date info can be found:  James Joseph Murphy William Murphy (James Joseph Murphy’s father) Catherine Aspery (James Joseph Murphy’s mother) Harry Murphy (James Joseph Murphy’s […]

James Joseph Murphy-Part 1

Update February 2017: James Joseph Murphy is no longer the biggest mystery in my tree 🙂  In fact, I ended up tracing his ancestry back to 1810.  Original post is below, but more up-to-date info can be found:  James Joseph Murphy William Murphy (James Joseph Murphy’s father) Catherine Aspery (James Joseph Murphy’s mother) Harry Murphy […]