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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Emerald Ancestors Lookup
« Last post by helena61 on Today at 06:45:29 PM »
Hi Phil,

You can view the register for Hessie's marriage for free at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1913/09880/5589141.pdf

The image has not yet been uploaded to the site of the 1860 marriage for Anne

Helena
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Uncle
« Last post by Raystephenson on Today at 06:28:42 PM »
Hi Helena,

Thanks so much for the updated information on the grave and headstone.

I'll keep looking for possible burial.

Once again I appreciate your help.

Ray
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast trial of two Rugby players for rape
« Last post by James James on Today at 06:11:08 PM »
"June 18 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/paddy-jackson-is-back-with-the-preachers-daughter-37017739.html

"Paddy Jackson is back with the preacher's daughter"

"She only split with rugby star weeks before fateful night at Ollie's"
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Uncle
« Last post by helena61 on Today at 06:08:27 PM »
Hi Ray,

Cant help you with where your Uncle is buried but he is not buried with his parents.  I was at Roselawn today and took a photo of their grave, the headstone is unstable and thats why there is a warning notice and tape around it. 

 I added memorials and the grave photo for them on Findagrave  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190816079/george-courtney-stephenson

Regards Helena
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Me mum and her family (the McGreeveys) moved to Australia from Belfast in 1967 and I have been trying to find some family history but coming to dead ends here in Perth , Western Australia. Me Grandad (John Smylie McGreevey - aka Jackie) died in 2008 and me Granny (Ellen Harland Houston - aka Ella) has Dementia so I am unable to get their help with my enquires and as me mum (Elizabeth) was under 12 when she left Belfast much of what she knows is faded memories so I thought I would join a group like where people maybe help answer some of my questions about Belfast and surrounds.


I am currently researching me Granny's side of the family in hopes to discover some old family member photos or memories I can share with her to remember the old days back home, as she keeps talking about the green hills and that so thought this may comfort her a bit. My first question is in regards to my Great Grandfather [/color][/font]Samuel Houston[/color][/font] who married [/color][/font]Annie Hill[/color][/font] he died in January [/color][/font]1953 [/color][/font]and the burial records show his last known address as: [/color][/font]"Harland" Upper Ballyisillian. [/color][/font]Does anyone know what the "Harland" part of that address is? [/color][/font]


I have obviously Googled it to no prevail. I know Upper Ballyisillian is in the county Shankill and I know Harland is a family name that has been handed down thru generations and I obviously know of shipbuilders Harland and Wolfe but can not find the link of the name Harland in this address. I query this as I have recently found 2 addresses that keep popping up in my research where actually a Union Workhouse & Infirmary and the other place was listed as "The Abbey" which sounded very posh til i found out it was for TB sufferers so not sure if this this the same sort of deal as I cant find any info on the "Harland"


Any help will be appreciated
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Belfast Genealogy / Emerald Ancestors Lookup
« Last post by Ultima24 on Today at 03:37:19 PM »
Hi Guys
Could someone please have a search for a couple of marriages on Emerald Ancestors
Hessie Hastings and John 1913, Down
Anne Hastings and John 1860, Down
Thanks, Phil
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by Bigali on Today at 03:05:58 PM »

I'd guess Explosive Object Detonator  ???

Explosive Ordnance Disposal  :)
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by welder on Today at 02:45:11 PM »


I'd guess Explosive Object Detonator  ???
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by James James on Today at 02:41:27 PM »
Very glad he came out unscathed - what is an E.O.D. operator? Parkie oz
Explosive ordnance disposal,... what the public usually calls bomb disposal/bomb disposal technician, but bombs in that sense are aerial munitions, such as the Germans dropped from aircraft during the WW2 blitz,... the Royal Engineers deal with those if they're found, which they sometimes still are today during building work.

He was a member of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, as it was known in those days, before an amalgamation with other units in recent years,... they dealt with all aspects of Army munitions,... and with disarming  improvised devices such as were made and deployed by paramilitary organisations in Ulster and the mainland,... their radio call sign was Felix, named after a cartoon character cat,... because cats supposedly have nine lives.

http://www.felixfund.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/lifesize-felix-melanie-moughton-APOSE-2016-062-86-1024x682.jpg

https://www.felixfund.org.uk/

21st June 1973   https://twitter.com/FelixFund/status/1009709241790271488

http://www.terntv.com/our-work/bomb-squad-men-the-long-walk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFUVH1r5qgA

https://belfastchildis.com/tag/the-long-walk/
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by parkie on Today at 02:14:20 PM »
Thankyou,... understood,... yes, he was an E.O.D. operator,... and in the case of that particular incident, he made the return walk as well.
Very glad he came out unscathed - what is an E.O.D. operator?
Parkie oz
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