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 district, a virgin forest well populated with wolves, bear, and deer. If they wished to … Continue reading “To Hear the Wolves Howl”
Arthur Joseph McGlade was born 3 April 1861, at Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, the son of John McGlade and Bridget Dunne. Both his parents came from Co. Armagh, but met and married in Canada. Catherine ("Kate") Honora McCarthy was born 7 June 1876, at Kitley township, Leeds Co., Ontario, the daughter of Eugene McCarthy and … Continue reading Arthur Joseph McGlade and Catherine Honora McCarthy
I came across the marriage record for Michael Galligan and Elizabeth Jordan almost by accident. Not quite by accident, because I waslooking for Galligans in the Québec RC registers. But I was thinking of Ottawa Valley area parishes and missions, of places just across the Ottawa River from Carleton and Renfrew counties. It certainly hadn't … Continue reading Marriage of Michael Galligan and Elizabeth Jordan
Thomas Edwin Moran was born at Huntley township on 1 March 1860, the fifth child and third son of Alexander ('Sandy') Michael Moran and Mary Leavy. Bridget Mary McDermott was born at Fitzroy township on 7 March 1876, the eighth of ten known children of John McDermott and Mary O'Neil. The couple were married at … Continue reading Thomas Edwin Moran and Bridget Mary McDermott: Wedding Photo?
Emmett Patrick Sloan (1920-2007) was the son of John Percival Sloan and Mary Lillian Fagan, and a descendant, through his mother's side, of James Moran and Margaret Jamieson. He was also a family historian who spent years constructing a very detailed family tree, which involved tracing any number of Morans and Leavys across North America. … Continue reading Memories of the Morans
Angelina McGlade was the second wife of my great-great-grandfather John McGlade (1829-1891), and the stepmother of my great-grandfather Arthur Joseph McGlade (1861-1925, son of John McGlade and Bridget Dunne). She was born Angélique Ménard, daughter of François Xavier Ménard and Angélique St. Ongé. I have not yet found her baptismal record, but I believe she … Continue reading Last Will and Testament of Angelina McGlade (Angélique Ménard)
I currently have a password-protect on the family tree/genealogical database section of this site. This user/password thing is temporary. Basically, I've recently transferred my family tree database from a private, password-protected site (where I didn't worry too much about displaying information about living persons) to this new and soon-to-be publicly accessible site which will not … Continue reading Re: “Register for a User Account”
Local parish histories can be a great source of genealogical information. They are often produced to commemorate a landmark year (the 100th anniversary, or the 125th, or what have you, of the parish), and they typically contain an impressive (if typically un-indexed) list of names. Might your ancestor be among such a list? Well, it … Continue reading Online Parish Histories: A Few (mostly RC) Examples