Welcome! Welcome to Ottawa Valley Irish: A Family History Weblog and Genealogy Database.
This website covers the family histories of a number of Irish and French Canadian families in the Ottawa Valley area, including the Morans of Huntley township; the Laheys and Killeens of March township; the McGlades of Perth; the McCarthys of Kitley township; and the Derouins of Otter Lake.
It also offers tips and tricks for the pursuit of Irish and Canadian genealogy: how to trace your Irish ancestry through Canadian sources; how to search the census records and census substitutes; how to decipher, translate, and interpret the Catholic parish records; and more.
The website has two main parts:
For family history stories; advice on research; links to other relevant websites; and random musings on matters related to genealogy, please visit the Blog.
For names; dates; places; and sources, please visit the related Ottawa Valley Irish: A Genealogy Database.
If you would like to suggest an addition, a revision, or a correction, please email me at mcmoran at ottawavalleyirish dot com.