Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban

On Saturday, August 29th 2015, Saint-Colomban celebrated their 1st “Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban” – This full day of activities was in honor of the Irish roots of Saint-Colomban. Visit our new Photo Gallery for photos of the event. More details about this special event are availabe on our Discussion Forum or the event Facebook page.

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New Cost for Claude's excellent book about St. Columban

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:22
New price for Claude’s Book….

As many of you know, Claude Bourguignon wrote an excellent book on the history of St. Columban. Although the majority of it is in French, it includes some excellent photos, and also some smaller sections in English.
Now Cl...

Judith (Julie) Keyes & Patrick Ryan

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:46
A recent e-mail question and my reply - FYI...


Ellen Haley sent a message

Hello,  I have an ancestor named Julia Ryan also lived in St. Columban area,   
She eventually came to Dubuque County, Iowa and is ...

Phelan, Murphy, Molloy, Brennan, Blanchfield, what's in a name?

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:39
I feel as if Ive shown up late for the party.  I began my search this summer on, armed with many family stories, and places lived.  Genealogy seems  like a never ending series of connect the dots. 

I went to the St-Columban cemetery this w...

Re: History Channel: Phelan Family Information Request

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:22
Should have started a new post.  Was too excited about the prospect of hearing about my ancestors on TV

Re: History Channel: Phelan Family Information Request

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 16:35
Hello Peter,

This a bit of a long shot.  I found a 2006 entry from looking for information about Daniel Phelan for Ancestors in the attic.  I’m a descendent of James Phelan, son of Daniel Phelan ...