Genealogy

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The longest of the paths I enjoy has been as a genealogist. I recall hearing family tales, names of ancestors, and hand drawing a family chart with my mother. Early on, I learned I was a descendant of people from Ireland, both maternally and paternally.

Then I saw the television series Roots, which others may remember. I was fascinated, realizing that until then I had really only been wandering.

 

Determined to search out the ancestors about whom I’d been told, I planted my feet more firmly in pursuit of them. My research confirmed I am indeed of Irish descent. However, I discovered I was also descended from other origins – French, Swiss, German, and English.

Needless to say, many mysteries remain and perhaps always will. I plan to write about some of them on this page, maybe a clue will appear along the way. Published articles of mine on genealogy, my family and research are listed below.

Check out my Writing page for a list of my other published works.

Articles

Quebec Land Grants, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Website Article, 2012.

Quebec Land Records, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Website Research Tips, 2012.

Quebec Notary Records, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Website Research Tips, 2012.

Genealogy Clues-Know Your Sources, Ottawa, Ontario: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, Anglo-Celtic Roots, Journal Volume 17, Number 4, 2011.

Unravelling Quebec Land Records, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 33-Issue 2, 2011.

Revealing My Newfoundland Stray, St. John’s, Newfoundland: The Newfoundland Ancestor Journal, Volume 26, 4 – 2010.

Land Register of Quebec Part II – The Research, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 31-Issue 1, 2008.

Land Register of Quebec Part I – The System, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 30-Issue 3, 2008.

Faces From The Past, Cornwall, Ontario: Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Genealogical Society, S.D.&G. Roots Newsletter, Volume 23 No. 4, 2008.

Norma Lee Collection, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 29-Issue 3, 2007.

Irish Interests, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 26-Issue 3, 2004.

My Avonmore Mystery (Part 2), Cornwall, Ontario: Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Genealogical Society, S.D.&G. Roots Newsletter, Volume 18 No. 4, 2003.

My Avonmore Mystery (Part 1), Cornwall, Ontario: Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Genealogical Society, S.D.&G. Roots Newsletter, Volume 18 No. 3, 2003.

Mary-My Newfoundland Stray, St. John’s, Newfoundland: The Newfoundland Ancestor Journal, Volume 19, 2, 2003

Montreal Research Tidbits, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 26-Issue 2, 2003.

Just One More Clue, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 22-Issue 2, 1999.

The Irish Woman, Pointe-Claire, Quebec: Quebec Family History Society, Connections Journal, Volume 21-Issue 4, 1999.

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