In Signs of Catholicity, I linked to a blog entry by Gilles Cayoutte of Le chercheur nomade/The Nomadic Researcher, concerning the Catholic burial of an unknown man who had drowned in the St. Lawrence. In this burial record, the priest explains that he had performed the rites of a Catholic burial for this unknown man, … Continue reading More on Signs of Catholicity
One of my favourite genealogy blogs is Gilles Cayoutte's Le chercheur nomade/The Nomadic Researcher. I cannot remember how I first found this blog, but it must have been while google-searching for something related to Quebec RC parish registers. Gilles Cayoutte mostly posts examples of records from (mostly Roman Catholic) Quebec parish registers; and he has … Continue reading Signs of Catholicity?
During the 1930s Alex and Annie operated a small grocery shop in their home on Armstrong St. In the depths of the depression my father, who was a railroader, got very little work and we were often short of cash. At those times our credit was good and we could always get the essentials at … Continue reading Occupation: Married Woman (Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980)
If you have Irish ancestors who were in the Bytown (Ottawa) area by the late 1820s, you should certainly check the McCabe List (which I wrote about in this entry). And if you're lucky enough to discover an ancestor on the McCabe List,[1. I say "lucky" because to discover an ancestor on the McCabe List … Continue reading Heritage Passages: Rideau Canal history
A reader is looking for information on a family who emigrated from Co. Fermanagh, Ireland to the Ottawa Valley in the early- to mid-19th century. The family name was Currie/Curry or Corry, and the forenames were Patrick, Frank, Thomas, and Christopher. They apparently left Ireland with the Lunney family who settled at Pakenham (Lanark Co., … Continue reading Currie/Curry or Corry, from Fermanagh to the Ottawa Valley
You know you're a census geek when you find yourself reading the "Nominal Return(s) of Deaths" from the Canadian census returns. The "Nominal Return of the Deaths within the last twelve months" (1871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Carleton County, Township of March) for the Township of March records twenty deaths in the township for the … Continue reading Scarlet fever deaths in March Township, 1870-1871
If you're researching an ancestor who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War, two posts by Ken McKinlay (Family Tree Knots) are well worth consulting: "Resources for 'A Soldier of the Great War: A Research Case Study'" and "They Served Canada But I Want to Know More." Via Canada's Anglo-Celtic … Continue reading Researching a Canadian Soldier of World War I
Via John Reid's Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum now offers The Almonte Gazette online, indexed and searchable from 1861 to 1989.