Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

LIFE magazine photo archive now online

LIFE magazine has allowed google to index the entire photo archive. This image is from a Worcester, Massachusetts museum visit which appeared in the magazine in the 1940's.

This is an image of a "typical farm in County Kerry, Ireland" which is dated 1941. You can search for more fun images here.


Another book recommendation

Perhaps it is the changing season, but I have been on a bit of reading binge lately. I have just started the new Dennis Lehane novel The Given Day. I picked it up since it looks like an entertaining read, but more importantly it is set in 1918-1919 Boston and the characters experience important local history that impacted my ancestors. For example, the Influenza epidemic that my Great-Aunt Jane Sullivan experienced first hand. The 1919 Police strike which left its mark on my Great-Grandfather, Maurice Sullivan. Even Babe Ruth and the 1917 and 1918 Red Sox are in the book.

Soon enough I will get back to my more formal family research.





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