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Re: Re-post about two books concerning the Tracey Family & St. Columban

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:54
Thank you so much, Fergus, for reposting the article re the Tracey Family books.  I would like to add that these books are not just a family history, but a complete historical fiction novel which follow the experiences of the Tracey family against a ba...

The Montreal Irish Monument Foundation

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:49
As some of you know, in addition to the St. Columban project, I am also involved as a director with the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation.

The objective if this foundation is to have the City of Montreal build a cultural green space in the area o...

Re: Funchion Smith/Schmitz Connection Ohio

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:55

I don't have any others info about the picture.

Re: Funchion Smith/Schmitz Connection Ohio

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:50

This is a picture from the Noreen Phelan archives. It is the Funchion family in Napoleon, Ohio. Just read the bottom of the picture.

If you will interested to others send me a message.


Re: Funchion Smith/Schmitz Connection Ohio

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:17
I would like to know the names of the people in the photo!

I can read French, but, have never been immersed in the language to become fluent.  I am sorry for that.

Two new interesting Web Sites

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:22
Here are the links to two new interesting web sites.

1.   The first is a web page offering all kinds of interesting Genealogy links that can be found at: http://genealogyalacarte.ca/

2.   There is also a new web site...

Re: Funchion Smith/Schmitz Connection Ohio

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 14:03
Voici une photo de la famille Funchion en Ohio

Collection intiale: Noreen Phelan

Re: Funchion Smith/Schmitz Connection Ohio

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 14:19
Just found out that the Michael Funchion family, Michael born in Canada in September 1854, is connected to my family.

Michael’s daughter married a second cousin, Frank Smith (originally Schmitz from Trier) and Frank’s niece, Wilhelmina married to Micha...

Funchion Smith/Schmitz Connection Ohio

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 13:21
Michael Funchion lived in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA by 1880.  His daughter, Anna married Frank Smith.  His son married Wilhelmina "Minnie" Smith, niece of Frank Smith.  Frank's father is Anthony Smith/Schmitz of Schliedwiler, Trier-Saarburg, Rh...

Maher Emigration from Uskerty Townland, near Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny in 1847

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 16:18
Am searching for a family from Uskerty Townland that are known to have emigrated in 1847. The group was a family of seven  (no names) headed by "Widow Maher" and her children. Part of the Wandesforde Emigrations.

WW I soldiers' files being digitized by Library and Archives Canada

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:41
Interesting news about WW I records.


Currently you need to pay to see these on special request. These should be available free in the future. ...

Re-post about two books concerning the Tracey Family & St. Columban

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:14

Since this post was made almost a year ago, I thought that I would repost it since both of these books can now be found at the site quoted in the original post (You may have to search the word "Tracey" at the top of the site to find these t...