Many thanks to Martin McDowell for sending us a bunch of stuff on the Close’s of Northern Ireland. As usual they didn’t stay put and roamed into America, Australia and Canada (at least). Everything starts with John Close (1797) in County Antrim, Ireland. 243 new […]
John Close (1886) was born in Belfast, Ireland, the son of John Close (1850) and Mary Jane Bell. He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1901 and served on a number of ships before and through World War 1. He died on board H.M.S. Indefatigable […]
Robert Close (1878) was born in Belfast, Ireland, the son of John Close (1850) and Mary Jane Bell. He was drafted into the Royal Irish Rifles in 1914, but subsequently discharged as medically unfit.
It’s been pointed out to me by one of our Contributors, Martin McDowell, that the Close’s are a tardy lot when it comes to using DNA technology for their genealogy research. Martin is an Administrator for the FamilyTreeDNA site and is a keen advocate of […]