Bannon Update: Info on Father of Catherine Bannon’s Son

In the mid 1800s in New Haven, CT, there was a Catherine Bannon and her son, Joseph, living in what I call the “Bannon Family Compound”. I was not sure about Catherine’s relationship to the family. She was either a sister or a sister in law. Recently I was going back over the Enniskillen, Fermanagh Parish Records and came across the baptism record for Catherine’s son, Joseph, on 26 January 1841.… Read the rest

The Value in Checking Your Work: A Tale of Two Captains

Earliest Known View of Manchester, CT

Earliest Known View of Manchester, CT


I am going through the tedious process of going over past research and double checking my data. It’s not as “fun” as initial research since you are not usually finding “new” info, however, I have found over the past that it is necessary. I have almost always found errors in my original work..… Read the rest

A Surprise Connection to Frederick Law Olmsted

The grounds at The Biltmore Estate, April 2015

The grounds at The Biltmore Estate, April 2015

Bill and I are season pass holders for the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. We love seeing

Frederick Law Olmsted

Painting that hangs at Biltmore House

the estate in different seasons and have always appreciated the wonderful grounds that were laid out by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.… Read the rest