I was recently contacted by a distant cousin from a line I hadn't yet discovered! She very generously shared with me the journal in which her great-grandfather (my 2nd great-grand uncle) had recorded much of our family history. So far I have concentrated on just my Kelly line, it will take me weeks to digest and enter all the information in the journal!
On this page is the family of my great-grandfather, James Kelly.
His father, grandfather and other family members are listed on these two pages, along with where they lived and hints about their children.
And if that wasn't exciting enough at the bottom of the page it says, "All the above 9 children of John Kelly were born in Askinfarnie."
So not only do I now know who my 3rd great-grandparents were, I know that they came from Askinfarney, County Wexford, Ireland!