I have been working on my family genealogy intermittently for several years, but this year have made great strides after I was found by some previously unknown cousins.
As I have discovered more evidence of my family’s immigrations and documentation of their lives, I have become entranced by the idea that while we live in different times we often travel similar paths.
While I may write about technical tools and techniques here, my initial intention for this blog is to document my travels through time as I discover my family’s footprints.
I am an information systems and security professional by trade. Now that I, certifiably, have the genealogy bug I have found that many of my technical skills normally used for finding unprotected data in order to secure it can be quite valuable when researching one’s family.
Finally, I have named the blog Currach, after a phrase from John O’Donohue’s Beannacht (Blessings):
When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.
If you would like to contact me, you can use the form on my Contact Page, or send me an email at:
currach at johnjtierney dot com (You’ll have to piece that one together.)