Red are brick, blue are stone: Goad’s Insurance Plan of Ottawa

My paternal grandmother Mary Catherine Lahey¬†was probably born at 308 Gloucester Street in Ottawa. Or, if she was not actually born at 308 Gloucester, certainly she lived at this address from her infancy into the second decade of her life. And as Goad's Insurance Plan of the City of Ottawa makes clear (click thumbnail preview, … Continue reading Red are brick, blue are stone: Goad’s Insurance Plan of Ottawa

Where did my great-grandparents meet?

Here is my great-grandmother Anna ("Annie") Maria Benton in the Ottawa city directory of 1895-6:[1. The Ottawa city Directory, 1895-6: embracing an alphabetical list of all business firms and private citizens, a classified business directory and a miscellaneous directory, containing a large amount of valuable information : also a complete street guide, to which is … Continue reading Where did my great-grandparents meet?

Who Baptized/Married/Buried Your RC Ancestors?

A preliminary, partial and incomplete list of the priests who served the various 19th-century Ottawa Valley area Roman Catholic missions and parishes. I will add more names, dates, and parishes as I come across (and/or organize) more information (which info. is mostly culled from the parish registers, but occasionally supplemented by listings found in directories … Continue reading Who Baptized/Married/Buried Your RC Ancestors?

Who was Daniel Galligan (1821-1889)?

(Or: who were the parents of John Galligan, husband of Ellen McGee?) Daniel Galligan was born about 1821 in Co. Cavan, Ireland, the son of Daniel Galligan and Mary Walsh.[1. The names of his parents are given in his burial record: St (John) Chrysostom (Arnprior, Renfrew Co., Ontario), Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1883-1893, … Continue reading Who was Daniel Galligan (1821-1889)?

Peter Doyle and Elizabeth Moran: Address

After posting about the "blended family" of Peter Doyle and Elizabeth Moran, I realized that I didn't have a geographic address for this couple, beyond that of Drummond township, Lanark Co.This bit of information was quickly and easily discovered, online and free of charge. Library and Archives Canada has a wonderful online database of (mostly … Continue reading Peter Doyle and Elizabeth Moran: Address