Formerly of the father’s Irish county

(Or formerly of [the father's native] England, as the case may be.) This is bordering on fussy pedantry, perhaps. Or maybe it crosses that border? But genealogical research is all about paying attention to the small details. And Irish genealogy, especially, requires close attention to the small details. Given the paucity of Irish records, and … Continue reading Formerly of the father’s Irish county

Veterans Death Cards: First World War

Available online at Library and Archives Canada: Veterans Death Cards: First World War. Here is the card for Charles Alexander Sullivan, son of James Edward Sullivan and Anna ("Annie") Moran: And here is the card for Patrick Alfred Finner, son of Benjamin Finner and Mary Galligan: The collection does not include those who died overseas … Continue reading Veterans Death Cards: First World War

Ontario Civil Birth Records: Delayed Registration and Non-Registration

Mary Laura Lahey was born in Ottawa on 29 December 1893, the eldest daughter of John James Lahey and Bridget Loreto Killeen, and was baptized at St. Patrick's, Ottawa on 5 January 1894, with Denis Lahey and Mary Finner serving as godparents. Her birth was not registered with the province of Ontario until  23 November … Continue reading Ontario Civil Birth Records: Delayed Registration and Non-Registration