So I got the results from my 23andMe ancestral DNA testing. Turns out I'm a caveman: Developing (and still evolving)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8o_YqzMBoo
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)
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?
A reader (and distant cousin) has sent me two photographs, one of Walter Morin/Moran and the other of Walter's wife Ada Costello. Walter Lee Morin (1885-1966) was the son of John Moran and his first wife Elizabeth Malcomson. Ada Mary Costello (1888-1977) was the daughter of James Costello and of a Mary whose maiden name … Continue reading Walter Morin/Moran and Ada Costello
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!
I'm currently researching the Ireland-to-Canada emigration of my McGlade ancestors. Did your ancestors emigrate from Forkill/Forkhill (or the neighbouring parishes of Creggan, Killevy, Loughgilly, or Newtown Hamilton), County Armagh to the counties of Lanark or Leeds, Ontario? If so, I'd love to hear from you. Please contact me at mcmoran @ gmail dot com.
Leonard Cohen recites John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKoJvHcMLfc
The NLI's Catholic Parish Registers is pretty much the most amazing Irish genealogy site I have yet to come across. I could spend hours browsing its digitized images (of the microfilm images) of actual parish registers; and I have to admit that I sometimes do. And if you browse through the parish registers, every once … Continue reading Batch baptisms: Loughgilly, Co. Armagh