Atlantic Mine

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#119) - The Hanley Homestead at 739 E. Baker Street in Flint, Michigan

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#119) - The Hanley Homestead at 739 E. Baker Street in Flint, Michigan

Here is one from my personal vault. It is a photo taken probably around 1929 at 739 East Baker Street in Flint, Michigan.

Blind Man Marries Wife, Sight Unseen: Padraig Hanley (abt. 1810) - 4th Great Grandfather

Blind Man Marries Wife, Sight Unseen: Padraig Hanley (abt. 1810) - 4th Great Grandfather

Blind from a mining accident in Ireland, Padraig Hanley (abt. 1810) was my 4th great grandfather. This is his story.

My 3rd Great Grandfather, Denis Uonhi (also Green and O'Sullivan), of Ballydonegan, County Cork, Ireland (b. 1810)

My 3rd Great Grandfather, Denis Uonhi (also Green and O'Sullivan), of Ballydonegan, County Cork, Ireland (b. 1810)

Born around 1810 Denis Uonhi (also Green and O'Sullivan) is my 3rd great grandfather. He made his family home in beautiful Ballydonegan, County Cork, Ireland. This is his story.

Making Kuchen, Bread, and Wickelklöße With a Smile: Martha Zenner Muenzel (1868-1960)

Making Kuchen, Bread, and Wickelklöße With a Smile: Martha Zenner Muenzel (1868-1960)

By all accounts Martha Zenner Muenzel (1868-1960) was a wonderful German cook. Some of her specialities were Kucken and Wickelklöße. She was likely my 1st cousin 4x removed. The is her story.   

From Pew to Bar and Back Again: John "Jack" Hanley (1885-1946)

From Pew to Bar and Back Again: John "Jack" Hanley (1885-1946)

Whether praying in the pews or tending the family bar, John "Jack" Hanley (1885-1946) was a man of faith and familial duty. This is his story.  

 

"Fatally Mangled By Train" - James Hanley (1888-1908)

"Fatally Mangled By Train" - James Hanley (1888-1908)

Though likely not THE train that killed my 2nd great uncle, James Hanley (1888-1909), one like it from the same railroad company probably did. This is his story.

 

"The Quietest One of All" - Patrick Hanley (1887-1937)

"The Quietest One of All" - Patrick Hanley (1887-1937)

Patrick Hanley (1887-1937) is my 2nd great uncle. By all accounts he was a quiet and well liked man. This is his story, with a first hand audio account from people who knew him. 

The Tragic Death of Julia Kelly (1869-1941) by Fire in Atlantic Mine, Michigan

The Tragic Death of Julia Kelly (1869-1941) by Fire in Atlantic Mine, Michigan

This is the surprising story about my 2nd great aunt, Julia Kelly (1869-1941), and her tragic death by fire in Atlantic Mine, MI. {with audio}

Photo: The Mystery Monkey of Manistique

Photo: The Mystery Monkey of Manistique

Have you ever opened a tattered shoebox of old family photographs? Or discovered a sepia toned image poking out the back of the family bible that has been tucked away in your attic for decades?

Blind Cornelius Kelly and the Beauty of Gaelic Prayer

Blind Cornelius Kelly and the Beauty of Gaelic Prayer

Cornelius Kelly (“Uncle Con” to those few remaining in my life who remember him) was born on December 8, 1872, in Atlantic Mine, Michigan, heart of the “Copper Country” mining industry in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This area was the home to many Irish immigrant families like my own.