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From: "Virginia W. Beck" <>
Subject: Re: Location in N. Ireland
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:24:18 -0700

John: Right after I read your message, the CNN reporter on TV said he was
reporting from Versharkin. I looked in my old atlas, which hardly ever
fails me, but could find no listing. You might visit your library, which
probably has much more detailed atlases and maps of Ireland than the ones we
have. Did you ever see it written? Could it be one of those Irish names
that is pronounced entirely differently from how it looks?
-----Original Message-----
From: John McCoy <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 4:26 AM
Subject: Location in N. Ireland

>My great great grandfather came from Ver Sharken in Northern Ireland. I
>have looked and looked and never located Ver Sharken. Nor have I talked
>to anyone that ever heard of it.
>Early this morning on the radio, I heard the town or community of Ver
>Sharken mentioned in the news in relation to the funerals of the
>Catholic boys that were killed by the fire bomb. I also heard the name
>Drumcree mentioned (I found several Drumcree's in Ireland), and of
>course Belfast.
>Is there anyone on the list that may be able to help me locate Ver
>Sharken (or Versharken)? Up until this morning's news, I had given up
>on this community really existing. I figured the verbal family story
>had gotten mixed up since 1852 when gg grandfather came to the U.S.
>John McCoy

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