More Merrill Musings

For the uninitiated (and perhaps even those in the know) “Where’s Merrill?” is a uniquely crafted mystery thriller based upon real-life historical events. In fact, it is two inter-related stories in one novel set in different time-frames, namely the past and the present. The story is about an Irish genealogist called Jed, commissioned by Tim, an American client, to help identify and find his grandfather; a man who simply disappeared. No death record, no burial. Nothing.

The novel is about much more, though. Read the full story, and then come back here for more ….

  1. Where’s [Merrill] the Synopsis?
  2. Free Sample Viewer
  3. The Family Tree
  4. Afterword
  5. Missing Persons
  6. A Soundtrack In My Head
  7. The Saintly City
  8. Personal Possessions
  9. The Merrill & Sabrina Love Theme 
  10. In the Dock?
  11. Aunt Edith’s Last Residence
  12. Mini-Merrill
  13. The Hit Man
  14. Book Review
  15. Irish Ancestry Research HQ
  16. Rest In Peace
  17. The evidence?

   

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9 thoughts on “More Merrill Musings

  1. i thoroughly enjoyed today’s where’s merrill musings….i would settle for finding my ancestors, let alone have someone recount a tale or two to me…..i originally started tracing my family as i wanted to find someone i could relate to….haven’t found em yet…..i look forward to the next installment……

    • Thanks Suzanne.
      I got your additional ancestor enquiry last week, and I will look into your requests during this week. Today is a Public Holiday in Ireland, so no research today. Not sure if it’s the same Down Under. Maybe I will get in some practise for the infamous Neary Pub Ramble re-enactment later!
      We will keep trying to find you a relative to relate to. Meantime, stay tuned.
      Gearoid.

    • Hi Eilish,
      Send me a few details about your ancestors, and let’s see if we can track them down. We are probably not closely-related (too much distance between South Sligo and Longford) – but we’re from the same clan! I am always trying to understand the “original” origins of families called Neary in Ireland.
      Happy St Patrick’s Day greetings to you.
      Gerard

      • Gerard, I have managed to research my Neary family back to the 1820′s in Killashee Co.Longford. I was having difficulty tracing them before 1860 but an elderly relative mentioned that she was told by her mother that they were from a Church of Ireland family. I then managed to locate a copy of a census of Protestant residents of Killashee taken in 1847 subsequently updated in 1849 called Speculum Gregis of Killashee which listed the family. I am trying to get back pre 1820 and also following up on other lines after 1847. Neary is not a particularly common name in the area but it is quite common across the Shannon in Roscommon. A number of the family appear in military records but I am interested in tracing one guy called Richard Neary who absconded from service as an apprentice in 1859 in Longford and I cannot trace him after this. Also I have found two Neary brothers from a neighbouring parish in convict records who were transported to Australia for the crime of abduction and listed as whiteboys. Not sure if they are connected to me but I cannot find out who they abducted as it was pre 1838 and local newspapers are not available for this period. An interesting bunch!!!

  2. Your site is really interesting and I look forward to going through reading your posts and book. Is there a way to subscribe to your posts by email? I can’t see one here and I’d like to receive an email notification for new posts. I am now following you in WordPress but not sure if that gives me email notifications.
    Thanks
    Kerryn

    • Hi Kerryn,
      Thanks for commenting. By following my WM blog, you should receive e-mails for new posts. I like the old photos on your blog, and how you’ve “remembered” your ancestors. Great stuff.

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