ISBN 978-1-923214-09-5

Minutes to Memories

In 1963, two Australian families of Irish heritage, Ryan and McNamara, were united through a wedding held in Ivanhoe, Victoria.

Minutes to Memories traces the ancestry of both families, dating back to the 1850s when they emigrated from Ireland.

The author provides a conversational account of his grandparents, parents, and siblings, and also shares his major passions with tales of the characters who have made these passions so special. The book is filled with engaging stories that offer amusing reflections for its numerous characters, in addition to recording important family history.

Minutes to Memories is the author’s gift to his family, providing anecdotes to help future generations understand the personalities that preceded them. It’s a record of who they are, so that in future years they will remain more than just a statistic in ancestry records.