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Seeking My US & Dublin Irish Connections
Posted by: Mary Beth Dingle Hunnewell Date: February 23, 1999 at 10:18:04
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I am intersted in tracing my family's Irish genealogy. I am second generation Irish-American. My father was James Edward Dingle. He was born in the Village of New Yoirk City between 1906 and 1908. He was the youngest of 12 siblings, 6 of whom were born in NYC and the older 6 who were born in Ireland, possibly in or near Dublin. His father was a laborer in NYC and died of blood poisoning from a construction accident NYC when my father was about 12 (so the time was about the late teens of the 1900s or early 1920s. I learned from my father that he had an Uncle Chrisopher Dingle who he saw during W. W. II when my father traveled to Dublin on behalf of the War Department. My father was in charge of all maritime shipping between the States and Britain during the war. Uncle Christopher supposedly had been Post Master General of Dublin in the 1920s (and later?).

I am trying to locate my father's family both here in the States, Canada (where my father said that he had cousins) and in Ireland. My father was married to Elizabeth Kearns of Orange, NJ. Like my father, she was first generation Irish-American. I think that her father came from Roscommon, Ireland. She died in the mid-1970s in Red Bank, NJ. My father died in the early 1980s in Red Bank, NJ.

My husband has been tracking his paternal and maternal family genealogies for more than 18 months. He knows so much more about his family tree (back to the early 1600s and even earlier in Britain and Holland) and I know terribly little about mine. Any assistance or suggestions as to where I should begin, would be greatly appreciated.

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