About

 

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Welcome to my family tree blog! I’m Emily Hegarty. I’ve been working on my family tree since 1996. My ancestors are mostly working-class people from Ireland and England who emigrated to Newfoundland and the northeastern United States. My research is much more about social history than about lineage societies.

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The header photo on this site is a cropped photo of my grandmother Agnes Murphy as a young woman. 

In “real life,” I am an academic who cares too much about science fiction. I have a general purpose blog for all that.

All opinions in this blog are mine and not my employer’s.

If I at some point have sponsored or affiliate content, it will be labeled as such.

I strive to respect copyright. If you find something in this blog that violates your copyright, please let me know and I will remove it.

Genealogy privacy note: I only blog about ancestors from my grandparents’ generation and earlier. (Exception: I may mention my own late parents.) I never post genealogical information about living people. If you find something in this blog that violates your privacy, please let me know and I will remove it. Also feel free to contact me if you think we are related!

Contact me through my contact page!