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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Ancestor search goes on

Published 18/12/2012 | 17:54

■ Local man, Liam Heron with his third cousin Marilyn Howard O'Connell from Maryland, USA in Swords Museum.

MARILYN HOWARD O'Connell from Maryland, USA visited Swords last week.

The search for her roots began several years ago with another family member who contacted Fingal Genealogy in Swords. As Marilyn was here on a trip she decided to continue the search and met with Liam Heron at Swords Museum. Liam's mother was a Howard and his great grandfather and Marilyn's were brothers - so they have established that they are third cousins. Liam took her on a quick tour of Swords including the graveyards. She was delighted to have visited the home of her ancestors and further research continues.

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