Margaret and Ann Devey (Devy, Davy, McDavie)

A reader is looking for information about her Devey (Devy, Davy, McDavie) ancestors, who presumably emigrated from Ireland to Canada in the 1820s. Margret/Margaret Devey was born about 1820, possibly in Ireland, possibly in the Bytown (Ottawa) area. On 8 September 1839, she married William Hitsman, son of Peter Hitsman (Hitzman) and Elizabeth ("Betsey") Tuttle. … Continue reading Margaret and Ann Devey (Devy, Davy, McDavie)

Why was my ancestor’s baptism (or marriage) recorded twice?

In searching for your ancestors' Catholic church records, the most common problem you'll encounter is that you cannot find a relevant record. There are any number of reasons why you haven't (or haven't yet) discovered the baptismal or marriage record that you've been hoping to find, but in general those reasons will fall under one … Continue reading Why was my ancestor’s baptism (or marriage) recorded twice?

Welcome!

Welcome to Ottawa Valley Irish: A Family History Weblog and Genealogy Database. This 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; the Laheys and Killeens of March township; the McGlades of Perth; the McCarthys of Kitley township; and … Continue reading Welcome!