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 on: June 13, 2012, 03:43:51 PM 
Started by Kevinryan - Last post by Fergus Keyes
Hi Kevin

Great research and thank you for posting the information.

When I have a chance, I will check my records to see if there is anything that I can add


 on: June 13, 2012, 11:26:52 AM 
Started by Kevinryan - Last post by Kevinryan
It will Grow i Think

 on: June 13, 2012, 11:26:19 AM 
Started by Kevinryan - Last post by Kevinryan
John O Brien is my 3rd great grandfather and I would to share his descendant list. It is amazing how John's Family is Spread throughout the St Columban Population. I will attach his Descendant chart. Anybody looking for info please feel free To email me. It is in Pdf Form

Kevin Ryan

 on: May 29, 2012, 02:31:36 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
An e-mail recently received-& looking for Ron Hurley

To whom it may concern,

My husband and I were looking on the internet and found your site. On there, is a link to a family history PDF document titled "McEvoys of Osgoode Township"

In this document is a picture of our house on page 19.

We wanted to share with you our delight to have found such an old picture of the house. Just from that picture, we made a couple of discoveries about the age of some portions of the house, and we can see the original construction of the front porch. Our neighbor is Dennis McEvoy, and he's shared some information about the house, although from looking at the's obvious that the information he provided wasn't accurate. Specifically the age of the north side of the house. We believed that it was only a hundred years old, but we can see that it is older because we can see it in the picture, dated 1843.

We were curious to know if there was a way to contact the author of this document, Ronald Patrick Hurley. We would like to know if he has any other stories about our house other than what's in the document.

Finding this was really exceptional and it definitely made our day.

Thank you for sharing this history, it truly is a treasure.

Best Regards,

Maggie Brown

 on: April 02, 2012, 05:36:43 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Jeff Legault
Also just released today is the start of the 1940 US Census in image form only. It may take them a while to transcribe it. Several St. Columban families immigrated to the US over the years

 on: March 30, 2012, 11:23:42 AM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
Copied from a post on facebook....

Lower Canada 1831 census now available
Less than a week after FamilySearch added Lower Canada 1842 census records to it free website, it has added more than 90,000 Lower Canada 1831 census records. You can browse by region or search by name.
Search Results— — Free Family History and Genealogy Records

 on: March 02, 2012, 04:16:02 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
Just a reminder that we also have a St. Columban Descendants group on Facebook.

Some items are posted on this site; some information is on the Facebook site; and sometimes the same info. appears on both sites.

The FaceBook site is at:


 on: March 02, 2012, 03:34:52 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
This year's information about the St. Patrick's Society of Montreal annual luncheon.

More details at WWW.SPSMTL.COM

St. Patrick's Annual Luncheon, being held at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel on Friday, March 16th, 2012 with open bar from 11:15, luncheon beginning 12:00 Noon.
Guest speaker is Kathy Reichs, renowned author and producer of the TV series Bones.

 on: March 02, 2012, 03:31:19 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
A recent note from:

Fern Reid

Greetings all, and especially Don

I do hope all is well and all are well, since the years have passed since the above was posted !

I, myself, only just discovered a few days ago, and from a gal from Nainamo, BC, who was talking about the Williams clan and St.Columban.

I thought St.Columban was a Parish, until I found the website, and boy what a wealth of information, and to find 17 pages of George Williams family, whom, I am a descendant of.

I will explain how, my mum, Loretta Feron Reid, was daughter of James Patrick Feron (Irish Funeral Home Montreal - JP Feron) must be in the genes, as I noticed that Fergus mentions "Descendants of this hearty group of settlers, noted the Whealans, Kellys and McEvoys, who became involved in the funeral business in Ottawa came from these settlers"

Back to my mum,(Loretta Feron) Grandfather (JP Feron) & now my great-grandfather, James Feron he married Margaret Elizabeth Ann Williams !

who's parents were Thomas Williams (youngest son of George and Mary & would of been only 9 when George passed away) & Bridgit McKeon.

Donald I see that you are a direct descendant of Michael (the eldest son) so Thomas's brother.

I was excited to discover today that Glanmire,county Cork is where they were from in Ireland. I did visit Ireland for the 1st time (won't be my last) last August - it felt like home !

Next stop Cork !

Although I live in Ontario , just moved from Toronto, to  Jackson's Point - 1 hour directly north of Toronto (Lake Simcoe) we do venture in for St.Patrick's day most years !

“Tis a Grand thing, digging into the past, finding long lost relatives.

Reading about their struggles and finding out these pioneer survived and prospered.

The stories are full of hope.

They had a belief, they had family, they had Love.

Truly does make one appreciate what you have and think that you should never take anything that is precious for granted.

Their perseverance in the eye of many adversities, gave us the opportunities we have today, and what lies ahead of us.

My never quit attitude and optimism, is likely from these very descendants, and for that I am truly thankful.

Finding out one’s lineage goes to your core, it’s as if you knew them, you feel a sense of kinship, from the very start.

A toast to Ireland, a toast to Family, a toast to Life.

 on: December 31, 2011, 09:54:38 AM 
Started by claude bourguignon - Last post by claude bourguignon

(south shore of North river)
Claude Bourguignon, ethnologue
20 octobre 2011

Documents from notary
Note 1: You can print all the documents : it’s free
Note 2 : All documents are in french

Google : Site web Archives nationales du Québec

1.   Click : Accueil/BANQ/Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec :
Click : Ressources en ligne
2.   Patrimoine et Archives du Québec
Click : Collection numérique
3-Collection numérique
Click : Archives civiles et judiciaires
4-Collection numérique. Archives civiles et judiciaires
Click : Archives des notaires du Québec
5-Par région :
Click : Montreal
Click : District de Terrebonne
Click : The name of notary
Choose the number of act click and just print the pages.
For best reading choose the pleine page visualisation


Notary : Felix Hyacinthe Le maire  dit Saint-Germain

1842, sep 16 no. 1245

Notary : Augustus Mackay

1865, 19 juin, no. 7631
1855, 10 décembre, no. 5368
1855, 28 juillet, no.5309
1854, 22 mai, no. 5013
1852, 4 septembre, no. 4656
1851, 18 novembre, no.4465
1849, 6 septembre, no. 4045
1839, 22 juillet, no, 2307
1833, 7 mai, no. 1135

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