“Did an operation precede death”? (Ontario civil death records)

Death records often supply interesting (and occasionally rather gruesome) details about an ancestor's cause of death. And while the information found in early Ontario civil death records is a bit scanty, once we get into the twentieth century, the records become much more detailed, and therefore much more valuable to the family historian. Resist the … Continue reading “Did an operation precede death”? (Ontario civil death records)

GRO Indexes now online

Indexes to the Registers of the General Register Office (GRO) Civil Records are now online at Irish Genealogy.ie. These are the indexes to Irish civil birth, marriage and death records from 1864 (with non-Catholic marriages from 1845). You can search the indexes here.

Death and Burial Records: c. 1857-1861 versus 1882

Or: What a Difference Twenty-Some Years Can Make Death and Burial of Margaret Jamieson When Margaret Jamieson, widow of James Moran, died on 12 July 1882, her death generated two records: a Roman Catholic church burial record; [1. St. Michael (Corkery, Carleton), Baptisms, marriages, burials 1864-1884, Vol. 4, S. Margarette Jameson alias┬áMoran, p. 147: database, … Continue reading Death and Burial Records: c. 1857-1861 versus 1882

Patrick Galligan/Gallaghan: Three Records of Death/Burial

I have not yet found an RC burial record for Patrick Galligan/Gallaghan, who was born about 1807 in Co. Cavan (probably parish of Kilmore), Ireland, and who emigrated to Canada about 1843. I have checked a number of Roman Catholic parish registers (e.g., St. Michael's, Corkery; St. Michael's, Fitzroy Harbour; St. Peter Celestine, Pakenham), but … Continue reading Patrick Galligan/Gallaghan: Three Records of Death/Burial

Cause of death: puerperal (childbed) fever?

On 7 April 1885, Bridget Adeline Lavelle,[1. Daughter of James Lavelle and Margaret Boyle, and baptized (30 June 1861, Pembroke Mission, Renfrew Co.) Bridget Adelaide Lavelle.] wife of James McCann, gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Margaret Adeline McCann. Ten days later, Bridget Adeline Lavelle was buried at "the new Catholic Cemetery … Continue reading Cause of death: puerperal (childbed) fever?

When did my maternal grandparents meet?

My maternal grandparents John ("Jack") Eugene McGlade[1. ┬áMy grandfather was probably named after both his paternal and his maternal grandfathers: John after John McGlade, and Eugene after Eugene McCarthy.] and Delia Lucie Derouin were married on 10 February 1931, at St. John Chyrostom RC Church in Arnprior (Renfrew Co., Ontario). My grandfather lived in his … Continue reading When did my maternal grandparents meet?