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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Ancestor search goes on

Published 18/12/2012 | 17:54

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■ 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.

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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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