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Moran brothers

Moran brothers, c. 1892. Left to right: John Moran? (1854-1921); Alexander Michael Moran (1872-1939); and James Moran (1858-1899).

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

This website has two main parts:

the family history Blog

the genealogy Database

The 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 (Carleton County, Ontario); the Laheys and Killeens of March township (Carleton County, Ontario); the McGlades of Perth (Lanark County, Ontario); the McCarthys of Kitley township (Leeds County, Ontario); and the Derouins of Otter Lake (Pontiac County, Quebec).

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.

For family history stories; advice on research; links to other relevant websites; and random musings on matters related to genealogy, please explore the Blog.

For names; dates; places; and sources, please visit the related Ottawa Valley Irish: A Genealogy Database.

All genealogical information at this site is supplied to the best of my current knowledge, but is subject to ongoing revision. If you would like to suggest an addition, a revision, or a correction, please email me at mcmoran at ottawavalleyirish dot com.