Category Archives: Thomas Roork (1728, Ireland – 1835, Tennessee)

Teresa’s 5th great-grandfather and immigrant ancestor born in Ireland

I’ve got Irish bragging rights!

Today is the day to brag about your Irish ancestry and I’ve got that covered! 🙂 Teresa’s Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Michael Dougherty, was born at Lifford, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland in 1714 and died in Montgomery County, Virginia in 1787. … Continue reading

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No man is an island…especially when it comes to family history!

(Roork) “No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.” – John Donne It is also true that a family historian does not operate as an isolated researcher, but rather, as part … Continue reading

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Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

I just found a wonderful site, with interactive historical county maps, where you can see how county boundaries have changed over time. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a wonderful tool for genealogists! My ROORK ancestors lived in the border areas … Continue reading

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My Grandparents’ Ancestral Surnames…

In the menu bar across the top of my blog you will find the genealogy of each my four main immigrant ancestors starting with the first in America down to my grandparents. In alphabetical order they are: BISHOP – my … Continue reading

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