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From: "David L. White" <>
Subject: Re: Location in N. Ireland
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 12:58:47 -0500
To find a small village or parish such as Versharkin, suggest you obtain an
ordnance survey of that area. These ordnance survey maps are extremely
detailed, with a scale of 1 1/4 inch to the mile (1:50,000). These maps
even show the location and names of farms in rural areas, as well as each
church and cemetery. In North America, these maps are available from the
Ameropean Corporation, 7 Corporate Drive #109, North Haven, CT 06473, tel:
1-800-466-4648. Cost is $13.95 each plus $3 p&h. They accept Visa and
MasterCard as well as checks.
David Leslie White
Fort Worth, Texas
> From: Virginia W. Beck <>
> Subject: Re: Location in N. Ireland
> Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 7:24 PM
> John: Right after I read your message, the CNN reporter on TV said he
> 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
> 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