Marriage of Edmund Conroy and Margo Jemmison

If, as promised in December 2014, the National Library of Ireland launches a website with digitized images of its Roman Catholic parish register microfilms, this will be a game changer for Irish genealogy and family history research.[1.  And I shouldn't say if, I should say when (the NLI's Parish Registers Digitisation Project is currently scheduled to … Continue reading Marriage of Edmund Conroy and Margo Jemmison

“she & her infant family are left totally destitute”: the Widow Hourigan petitions the Crown (part I)

LAC's Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865) database is an index to the petitions, with the actual (that is to say, the digitized microforms of the actual) petitions found elsewhere at the LAC site. Somewhat annoyingly, there is no direct link from the index to the digitized microforms of the actual petitions. The index to the … Continue reading “she & her infant family are left totally destitute”: the Widow Hourigan petitions the Crown (part I)