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In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, dog, extra, Family, news on January 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Jan. 6, 2012
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Today I was blogging from my car with my faithful friend Andrew, a West Highland White Terrier. Photo by Jannet Walsh ©2012

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My MacBook is saved!

In Apple, Blogging, blogs, iMovie, iphone, iPhone Apps on January 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Jan. 6, 2012
By Jannet Walsh
Minnetonka, Minnesota


From the Apple Store at Ridgedale Shopping Center in Minnetonka, Minn.

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What I want for my birthday

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, displaced worker, Family, Life, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, nation, region, rural, state, Uncategorized, unemployed, Video, Willmar on January 6, 2012 at 5:41 am

Jan. 6, 2012
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

It’s my birthday today. I want only one gift. Can you guess what it is? I want a job.
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Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo

In Arbutus Hotel, areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Buckleys Bar, Catholic, community, Family, Genealogy, Glenfesk, Glenfesk Parish, Irish Ancestors, Irish Roots, Killarney, Knockanarroor, Local, lrish Catholic, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, nation, news, Resume Jannet Walsh, rural, St. Patrick, state, Stephen Foley Family, Travel, Vlog, Vlogging, wctrib.com, Willmar, World, zany on December 6, 2011 at 6:00 am

Dec. 6, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo
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Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo
Missing photo gives hints to Irish history

I returned home to Knockanarroor, Ireland for the first time, but I have never been there before.

In April 2011, I traveled to Ireland, precisely where my Great-Great-Grandmother Ellen Brennan Foley, born May 15, 1820 in Killarney, Ireland, and died in Stillwater, Minnesota, lived in Knockanarroor Townland, pronounced “Knock-on-a-roar” in Irish Gaelic, meaning the hill of corn in English.

On a cold January 2011 day, a photograph, along with a hand-written card with hints of Ellen’s life, including her husband’s name, William Foley, were found tucked away in a pillow of treasures of my late grandmother Mary Jannet “Jennie” Foley Walsh, 1886 to 1985, of Murdock.

The unmarked country road my Irish roots were plucked from in the early 1840s, is located just east of the city of Killarney in County Kerry, in western Ireland. A milk lorry driver, a truck driver in the United States, Patrick “Pa” Brosnan of Muckross, in the Killarney area, pumping petro in the near by village of Barraduff agreed to guide me to the hidden location that is plain site.

Ellen’s parents, James Brennan and Mary Walsh, my great-great-great grandparents, from my grandmother’s family, called the townland home, as they worked the rented land consisting of what is referred to by residents as a “poorish land” of wetlands, surrounded by bogs. The peat or turf, decayed vegetation, is cut and dried for heating and cooking fuel today, just like my family did in the 1800s or earlier, with the smoke puffing out of cottages, producing a musty smell. My family most likely served as grooms, tending to the horses exchanged on the carriage route at the end of the road of Knockanarroor, on a major route to Killarney.

I traveled to Killarney in 1980, my late father, Martin J. Walsh Jr., in the 1950s, but it was not was not until 2011, I could say without a doubt Knockanarroor is home in Ireland for my family. My father and I traveled the same paths in the horse jaunting carts of what is called the old butter roads, the 1700s turnpike, but I might be the first to make the journey home to Knockanarroor.

I used hints from http://www.ancestry.com to stitch together my ancestral threads. Archivist Michael Lynch of Kerry Library, Ireland, along with free online Roman Catholic records from the Diocese of Kerry, http://www.irishgenealogy.ie, provided information that my family belonged to the Catholic Parish of Glenflesk, with Knockanarroor as their place of residence.

Although I did not find any living relatives in Ireland during my journey, learning about the people, their faith, village life and the beautiful Irish countryside, I was able to shine light on a period of obscurity in my family’s history.

My Great-Great Grandmother Ellen departed Knockanarroor, be it voluntary or forced, due to disease, food shortage or economic reasons. I returned Ireland to answer the questions of where my family roots were prematurely pulled from the Ireland.

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Home to Knockanarroor – An Introduction


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All Aboard! Old Mission Santa Barbara Part Two video posted

In Amtrak, Blogging, blogs, Family, Genealogy, iMovie, Minnesota Native Daughter on November 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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Nov. 13, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

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Note: My travel is complete, and I am back home safe in Minnesota.
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Follow blogger Jannet Walsh on her Amtrak train trip on the famous Empire Builder from St. Cloud, Minnesota to Portland, Oregon, and the Coast Starlight, from Portland, Oregon, to Santa Barbara, California, and back home to Minnesota.

Learning about blogging on the train, recording video with Skype on board, creating iPhone videos, while enjoying America’s landscape from coach seating and the sleeping car.

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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.

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Video – Heart in Minnesota

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Career Coach, community, Food, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, nation, news, state, unemployed, Vlog, Vlogging, Willmar, World on September 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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Murdock, Minnesota


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Murdock, Minnesota

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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.

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Genealogy – Meet Ellen Brennan Foley, Kockanarroor Townland

In Family, Genealogy on April 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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Genealogy – SS United States and Martin J. Walsh Jr.

In Blogging, Martin Walsh, Minnesota Native Daughter, Religion, Travel on February 17, 2011 at 6:35 pm

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By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Martin J. Walsh Jr., possible high school or college photo

What was my father Martin J. Walsh Jr. doing in May and June of 1953?

I can tell you what he was doing from May 28, 1953 to June 2, 1953, as I obtained a copy of the list of in-bound passengers on the SS United States from Le Havre, France to New York.

My late father, Martin J. Walsh Jr. of Murdock, Minnesota, age 28, was traveling in England, Ireland, France and perhaps others countries. What stories my father must have told after his grand experiences on the ship and Europe!

The ship departed departed Le Havre, France on May 28, 1953 and arrived in New York on June 2, 1953. Dad was traveling in tourist class, and is listed from Murdock, Minnesota.


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Ship’s early history

What’s the big deal about a passenger list? Well, if you are looking for family that immigrated to the United States, you might just find clues to your genealogy puzzle on passenger lists. I found this document at ancestry.com.

It’s also interesting to know about the period our parents or ancestors lived. The ship SS United States was a grand ship for the period, considered to be the fastest to and from Europe.


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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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Genealogy – Catholic colonization in Swift County

In Blogging, Family, Genealogy, Martin Walsh, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, Stephen Foley Family on February 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

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By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Here is my latest stumble. I just found an online book from Google Books you can read online about the colonization in Swift County.

“On January 22, 1876, (Bishop John) Ireland announced the establishment of the Catholic Colonization Bureau of St. Paul. . . .” (see page 54)

I looked quickly at the book yesterday and found a reference about the Swift County land for the farmers was set aside for the poor and homeless, not for Minnesota farmers that already had land. They were talking about my family and the other Europeans during that period that needed land and place to call home. My family has been here since that time.

In the years 1875 and 1876 the late Archbishop John Ireland started a Catholic colony adjacent to Murdock and DeGraff, the very location my family still has a farm. A church was first built in DeGraff, St. Bridget parish. The people in Murdock did not have a way to travel to DeGraff, so a second parish was started as a mission church of DeGraff in 1894 in Murdock, now know as Sacred Heart.
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My family's farm in Dublin Township, Murdock, Minnesota. Photo by Jannet Walsh

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In Blogging, Genealogy, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock news, Religion, Stephen Foley Family on January 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

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By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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