Author Archive for M.C. Moran

1901 Irish Census

Via John Reid’s Anglo-Celtic Connections, the National Archives of Ireland now reports that the 1901 census (with all data for all counties) will be available online from 3 June 2010. The digitization of the 1901 and 1911 Irish census returns,…

IFHF’s Pay-Per-View is Too Expensive

The online databases at the Irish Family History Foundation include, according to John Grenham’s best guess, “75% of per-1900 Roman Catholic registers, 50% of surviving Church of Ireland records and 30% of Presbyterian records.” So that’s a lot of records, and…

Children of Sandy Moran and Mary Leavy

Alexander (“Sandy”) Michael Moran (1830-1892) and Mary Leavy (1832-1907) had the following children: John (1854-1921) Margaret Jane (1856-1873) James (1858-1899) Mary Ernestine (“Tina”) (1859-1943) Thomas Edwin (1860-1942) Julia Amanda (1864-1941) Ellen Elizabeth (“Nellie”) (1866-1947) Mary Eugenie Gertrude (“Minnie”) (1868-1953) Anne…

Google Your Grandparents

Google News Archive I can’t find the specific page at the moment, but I know that I first read about Google News Archive at Al Lewis’s Bytown or Bust, an absolutely indispensable resource for those researching Ottawa Valley ancestors. An…

Henrietta Godmother

Henrietta Moran (1837-1921) Henrietta Moran caught my attention when I noticed how often she turned up as a sponsor at her nieces’ and nephews’ baptisms. For the Morans of Huntley (but also for the Laheys of March), she seems to…

Where did John Lahey Go?

Or; Margaret Jane Killeen, the Widow who Wasn’t There are a couple of notable scandals to be found in the annals of my Lahey ancestors, but I think I’ll leave the manslaughter cases for a later entry. For now, just…

Daniel Driscoll: Home Child

Found in the household of James Moran and Sarah Jane Dooley in the 1891 census (Ontario, Carleton, Nepean, p. 5, family no. 23), a domestic servant named Daniel Driscoll, born in England about 1878: Name: Driscoll, Danl Sex: M Age:…

“To Hear the Wolves Howl”

From some reminiscences written by Thomas Edwin Moran (1860-1942), son of Alexander Michael Moran and Mary Leavy: My father known as Alexander Morin known as ‘Sandy’ married Mary Levi of Pakenham. They lived on a farm in the White Lake…