Welcome! Welcome to Ottawa Valley Irish: A Family History Weblog and Genealogy Database.


Orville Alexander Moran and Allan Jerome Moran

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:

  • the family history weblog (aka the Blog)
  • the genealogy Database

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.


1 comment for “Home

  1. Mary Elisabeth Jane Patterson
    16 June 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Just back from 3 weeks in Ireland. Called my Aunt today. Almost 82 years old and no record of Agnes O’Neill.
    Found my mom on your website. I was born in Carleton in 1954. Was the only one born in Ontario. Everyone else in Vancouver. I am interested for my children!!!

    Visited our Burke Castle and the O’Neill Fort .

    Thank you,

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