M.C. Moran, age 4. St. John the Apostle Elementary School, Nepean, Ontario.

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  1. Valerie Luck
    23 June 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Dear M C Moran
    My name is Valerie Luck (Moran) and I am trying to get information on James/Margaret Moran (my father was Raymond Moran, who was a descendant of Alexander (Sandy) Moran)
    and am planning a trip to Ireland on August 28 of this year and I am hoping to visit the town/city of my ancestors origin.
    My friend (whom is from Ireland) has been helping me try to find information on my roots and has come across your name on and it looks like you have done so much research, with more success than I ever hoped to achieve.
    I was hoping that we could somehow connect via face time, email or old fashion telephone call.

  2. M.C. Moran
    23 June 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Valerie,

    Thanks very much for your comment. Were your grandparents John Moran and Mary Katherine Dunn?

    Re: the town/townland of origin for James Moran and Margaret Jamieson: I have been searching for their county and townland of origin for about six years! And I’m sorry to say that I still cannot tell you where they came from. However, I recently found a possibly promising record in Mountmellick, Co. Laois, and am starting to look at that area more seriously. It may prove a false lead, though (it certainly wouldn’t be the first time…). Would love to talk to you before you go to Ireland. Please email me at mcmoran at gmail dot com.

  3. Julie Erwin
    21 July 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I just read your article ‘When did my maternal grandparents meet?’ dated Dec 2012. I am the grandchild of Mildred Erwin. Do you happen to have a larger copy of the marriage certificate? I would love to be able to read all the details but my eyes just won’t permit with all the small text. Thank you.

    • M.C. Moran
      10 August 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Hi there,

      Yes, I have a larger copy of the certificate. If you email me, I will send it to you.

      My email: mcmoran at gmail dot com (replace “at” with “@”; replace “dot” with “.”).

  4. Mary Elizabeth Ryan Dematteo
    9 September 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I am the granddaughter of Elizabeth Tovey Ryan (Bowles). Thanks to your info regarding Home Child, I now have information to continue research. Elizabeth married Edward Ryan and they had 7 children, all of which are now deceased. Elizabeth and Edward both died in Fort France’s Ontario. Their children always referred to their mother’s maiden name as Tovey and censuses reflect the same. Since doing genealogy, I have always been at a stand still with Elizabeth and wondered if she was an orphan or domestic by some other name. The family never mentioned her story but thanks to your r search, I am able to move forward and hopefully find additional information on Elizabeth. Thanks again.

    • M.C. Moran
      9 September 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks very much for your comment. I’m glad this site was of use. Good luck in your further research!

      For other readers who might be interested, the Elizabeth Bowles post is here.

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