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John (#47032041)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 28 days
Kathleen Bacher
Correction to George Buchanan Virtue
Hello John, I would like to ask you to make a correction to the Find A Grave Memorial #131174192 for George Buchanan Virtue & his wife Helen Mary Clarke in Clontarf Cemetery, Dublin. You have it noted that George's father was Irvine Virtue and his mother was Christiana Marshall. This is the wrong George Virtue. George Buchanan Virtue who married Helen Mary Clarke stated on his marriage record that his father's name was Robert. George Buchanan Virtue, son of Robert Virtue and Anne Buchanan was born on 11 Dec 1871 according to his birth record. George & Helen had 8 children, John Clarke Virtue, 26 Apr 1902, George Buchanan Virtue Jr. b. 6 May 1904, Edith Mary Virtue, b. 13 Jun 1907, Eva Magdelen Virtue, b. 23 Mar 1910, Mary Alice Virtue, b. 7 Oct 1912, Josephine Virtue, b. 20 Jul 1914, Robert Virtue, b. Dec 1918 & Ethel Teresa Virtue, b. 20 Nov 1922.

Added by Kathleen Bacher on Feb 18, 2017 6:14 AM

Catherine Carney
my email is

Added by Logan on Feb 12, 2017 9:51 PM

Thank you so much for the wonderful info on this family. I wish I knew how you were able to find out so much. Do you know any info on Catherine Carney, sister to William? Any info is wanted. Thanks so much.

Added by Logan on Feb 11, 2017 4:02 PM

William Carney
Hello, I would like to know if you have anymore info on this man and his wife, Lorna buried in Glasnevan? He is a great uncle. Thank you for finding him for us. Anymore Carney pics are welcomed.

Added by Logan on Feb 11, 2017 5:12 AM

Katherine Kelly
Francis Henry Browning (id=156046453)
Hello John,
I have been contributing to the Imperial War Museums digital records of those who were involved in WW1 in "Lives of the 1st world war". I have set up a community to remember those who were first class or test cricketers and have included Francis Henry Browning. I am trying to find images to help illustrate his life story and found your images on this website. Would you be happy for me to use the images you added to his memorial? I would, of course, credit you as source of the images.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kath Kelly

Added by Katherine Kelly on Feb 04, 2017 2:17 PM

Sherrie Hardin
103627082 Dermod and Dympna
Thank for setting up the memorials for Dermod and Dympna. On Dympna, would you consider adding "She was a kind sould and a loving mother; sadly missed by her family and friends".

t would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Sherrie Hardin on Jan 28, 2017 9:11 AM

Cas MM
RE: Michael McKillop
Hello John, Michaels father was a Seaman not a labourer as you have quoted below.
Michael McKillop, a Labourer, of 4 Mark Street, son of Michael McKillop, a Labourer, married Margaret Hart....
Kind regards

Added by Cas MM on Jan 15, 2017 8:50 AM

Cas MM
RE: Michael McKillop
Thank you John. Kind regards Cas

Added by Cas MM on Jan 15, 2017 6:49 AM

Cas MM
Easter Rising Memorial 1916
Hello John, Thank you for taking the photo of the Easter rising Memorial. My Great Uncle Michael McKillop was a civilian casualty. I have edited his Birth details as they were incorrect. If you wish to know anything more about Michael please contact me.I think you're doing a great job.With many thanks

Added by Cas MM on Jan 14, 2017 9:21 AM

Mary Dooley
Wow- what an incredible amount of work you've done! Thank you, for that!!

Added by Mary Dooley on Dec 07, 2016 4:32 PM

Mannix Smith
Hi John,
Mannix Smith (1921-1994 buried in Dublin) was a relative of mine. I am in the US and would like to have more info on Mannix's ancestors. Hoping you can help me or direct me to a family member.

Also went to college in the 60s with a Pigut.

Fargo, ND, USA

Added by Robt on Nov 19, 2016 8:51 AM

Eugene John McSwiney grave
hi john,
we think the grave you identified as that of Captain Eugene John McSwiney is incorrect. The plot for that McCarthy family (his mother's family) is directly across the path.

Added by mike_ on Oct 14, 2016 4:59 PM

C Hohnbaum
Martin John Pender
John, so grateful you took a picture of my 1st cousin twice removed, Martin John Pender. Would love to find any of his descendants. He was born in Rossmore just west of Carlow town, the son of Patrick Pender and Mary Ann Farrell Pender. Served in HMS during WW1 in France. Besides Nora, he was married to Mary Foley, and Kathleen Tobin.

Added by C Hohnbaum on Oct 01, 2016 7:14 PM

John Tyner
Mary Emblidge(1885-1960)
hi John, Mary was born in 1893 in mount merrion which is rathdown district, the same as marriage district. her father john was a gardener on the marriage certificate and mary kate's father was a baker.
just to let you know so the biography can be edited. i have edited the birth details.
thankyou for the work that you do.
John tyner in ashford, wicklow

Added by John Tyner on Sep 27, 2016 4:42 PM

Thank you
Hi John,
Greetings from India!
I am an amateur historian from Bengaluru, India researching on the British officers who made a significant contribution to the state of Karnataka, India. Your contributions on this portal gave me good information on Major General RS Dobbs, who was the Collector of my home District- Tumakuru. Thank you. If you ever happen to visit this part of India, please do connect with me.

Added by Ahmed on Sep 16, 2016 12:52 AM

RE: Samuel Shiels
Thank you, John. It's so pleasant to receive your positive feedback.

I visited your lovely city for two weeks in November of 2013. I had a wonderful time. One of my favourite aspects of Dublin is its walkability. The climate too was far better than my home city. I'm descended from both Catholic and Protestant families from both sides of the border. I visited many of the counties within the Republic and a few in NI. I was amazed at the friendliness of the Republic and its citizenry. I'd highly recommend visiting the Republic to anyone travelling! I'm looking forward to visiting Dublin again soon.

Thanks again, John!

Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Added by Lainey on Sep 07, 2016 6:38 PM

Jenny Dené-Hotchkiss
RE: CWGC burials in St. John's Churchyard, Buttevant
Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate it. Have a good day!

Added by Jenny Dené-Hotchkiss on Sep 06, 2016 11:18 PM

Jenny Dené-Hotchkiss
War Graves St John's Cemetery
You declined all eight edits sent with plot information. The plot information is correct and listed in the grave registration documents of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Please review the following documents for each soldier and reconsider accepting the edits I have resubmitted.

Pvt. Pereara (,%20J%20O%20S)

Pvt. Pickering (,%20GEORGE%20RICHARD)

Corp. Pigott (,%20JOHN%20WILLIAM)

Rifleman Richards (,%20ALBERT)

Pvt. Russell (,%20CHARLES%20R)

Pvt. Scott (,%20JOHN)

Pvt. Wicks (,%20A%20J)

Pvt. Williams (,%20A%20J)

Added by Jenny Dené-Hotchkiss on Sep 06, 2016 6:56 PM

Mary Quirk-Thompson
Patrick Moylett Deansgrange Cem
Dear John,

Thank you for posting the pictures for the graves of Patrick and his wife. Two of his adult children's graves are also shown.

Your kindness in greatly appreciated.


Added by Mary Quirk-Thompson on Sep 06, 2016 3:27 PM

John Dennis
You kept your promise! Thank you for doing the grave photo showing a commemoration to his grand-daughter.

Added by darealjolo on Jul 27, 2016 1:44 PM

Linda Davis
RE: Links
Where would we be without rules!

My reply:

Everyone would be doing just what they wanted to do with the website.

I understand "why" you did the links but, at the same time, Find A Grave doesn't want them.

I have seen many time a copy and paste from Wikipedia and stating the source at the end....even Find A Grave has done that on a few Famous memorials.

Now you know. Don't remember the name on the memorial now to tell you.

Added by Linda Davis on Jun 20, 2016 3:34 PM

Linda Davis
Thank you!
Thank you for all the work on the cemeteries in Ireland.

I see that you posted outside links in some of your bios.

Just want you know what the guidelines say about that:

"Links to other websites or email addresses are not allowed within any memorial."

Added by Linda Davis on Jun 20, 2016 8:23 AM

Judith Morrison
Drishane Graveyard
Hello John, I was delighted to see your post for Cornelius Murphy. He and his wife Ellen are my 3rd Great Grandparents. Their tombstone appears to be in the shape of a shield. Do you know what it may have signified? Also might you be able to tell me who would be the local genealogist in that area? I am planning my first trip to Ireland in April 2017 and would love to know more about my family. Cheers, Judy

Added by Judith Morrison on Jun 05, 2016 8:31 AM

Find A Grave Memorial# 162007387
I assure you I have no problem whatsoever with the photo you added-indeed I fully support it, but you should know that findagrave have introduced a rule that photos of memorials which are not in the cemetery where the deceased is interred, are no longer permitted. Consequently, those I have added of a family grave, for example, on which a soldier son buried elsewhere is remembered, are being deleted. They are even doing this on memorials in the famous category.

Added by darealjolo on May 07, 2016 6:33 PM

Denise Gore
Park Island, Napier photo request
Good afternoon, John. I contacted the sexton for Park Island cemetery and he took these photos for you.

Denise Gore

Added by Denise Gore on Apr 18, 2016 8:34 PM


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