Monday, September 27, 2010

Welcome to the Angel Babies Memorial Project

After years of researching my family lineage, in 2007 I came to an impasse, a standstill, a “brick wall.”  I had exhausted all avenues that might lead to the discovery of my ancestors.   I thought of all the Murray, Cuddy, Purcell and Hickey family members who came before me!  All came from Ireland to New York City seeking a new and better life for themselves and their children; children who sometimes did not survive infancy due to difficulties at birth or childhood diseases. 

With that thought in mind, a light bulb went on in my head!  If I could follow the short lives and early deaths of forgotten babies who had died at birth or soon thereafter, I might be able to connect them with their families through death records, grave markers, etc.

My “Angel Babies Memorial Project” was born with this in mind.  It is now nine years later, and the project is in full swing.  I have fulfilled many requests made by families who want to connect with their long-forgotten babies.  This project is a labor of love dedicated to all my loved ones who had come before me.

For genealogy purposes.