The phone rings.I pick up and listen to a man asking, "Is that John Walsh?" Yes I answer noticing the seriousness in his voice. "We have had a report of an alarm going off at your property and want to know if you are at the premises?" Knowing we were not I said I would return and check to see if all was o.k or if we had been burgled. The question that remained in my head as I returned to the house was what if my thousands of photographs were stolen? Years of memories lost.They were more important than any material items. That's the power of Genealogy. Our need to hold and record our lives are essential to fully celebrate our unique time here and delving through the doors to our past enhances and enlivens it.
Genealogy is going to go mainstream.Or so said one the the experts in the field to me recently.The digital revolution is in full swing and access to records getting easier daily.So far so good.The only problem is also the silver lining.Irish records are dispersed in a multitude of locations but are largely free to access.Hence the need to set up this website.........here begins a journey to educate , help and celebrate the lives of others and in the process add flavour to our own.