David Dunbar: Son of Ulster

A life cut short As I approach my fortieth birthday, I have found myself thinking about my Great Grandfather, David Dunbar.  He was thirty-nine years old when he died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving behind a wife and five young children.  The date was October 6, 1929, less than two weeks before David and his [...]

The Dunbars of Gortnacor

Ulster Scots When it comes to being elusive, the Dunbars have been some of the most challenging ancestors to trace in my family tree.  With a surname like Dunbar, surely they must have come to Ulster from Scotland...but when?  I have never been able to conclusively make the connection.  When my wife and I visited Ireland in [...]