Category Archives: Rookwood

Michael O’Reilly: Staying on Track with the ‘Other O’Reillys’

Are they related? While researching John and Ellen O’Reilly’s family I kept coming across the family of Michael and Margaret O’Reilly, intertwined one with the another. O’Reilly is a common Irish name but I still wondered if they were related. I … Continue reading

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Ellen O’Reilly: Keeping the Family Together.

Finding more ways around Rookwood Necropolis Babies Michael, Mary & Agnes O’Reilly have no headstone Cemetery Transcriptions are another way to trace family members you may be looking for, through inscriptions on headstones and memorials in cemeteries. It’s always rewarding … Continue reading

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Ellen O’Reilly : Roaming around Rookwood Cemetery

Finding & Remembering the Little Ones. At Rookwood Necropolis, I arrived armed with a spreadsheet listing all the O’Reilly’s I wanted to find and a map of the Catholic Section showing Section Mortuary 1, where the babies were buried. Nowadays, … Continue reading

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Ellen O’Reilly: Round & Round with the O’Reilly’s

What’s in a name? Rookwood Necropolis is a very large cemetery in Sydney which opened in 1868 and soon had it’s own mortuary station & hearse carriages. The staff of the various churches in Rookwood are very helpful but can … Continue reading

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Ellen O’Reilly : An Irish Family in Australia.

Meet the O’Reillys Ellen O’Reilly is pictured here with her husband John and nine of their children about 1900. It seemed a simple task to identify the children in the photo as many were already known to the family. Not … Continue reading

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