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 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.
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 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

 on: November 08, 2011, 07:57:38 PM 
Started by Jeff Legault - Last post by Jeff Legault
We now have a copy of the latest newsletter from the Irish Embassy in Ottawa. Read up on all the latest information about Embassy activities as well as important developments in Ireland and Canada.

Visit the Embassy web site to view previous editions and to be added to the Newsletter distribution list. 

 on: November 01, 2011, 05:58:38 PM 
Started by Jeff Legault - Last post by Jeff Legault
Come out on Saturday, November 26 2011 to see Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones performing at The Wheel Club, Montreal on Saturday 26th November.  Enjoy a night of good Irish music & song by this orignal Irish band from County Kildare Ireland.

More about the band here:

The Wheel Club Locale,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=565&wrapid=tljp132018434670302&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=the+wheel+club+montreal&fb=1&gl=ca&hq=the+wheel+club&hnear=0x4cc91a541c64b70d:0x654e3138211fefef,Montreal,+QC&cid=4095929237836234227

 on: July 19, 2011, 02:23:43 PM 
Started by Herve - Last post by epaul
Hello Herve,
I am a great-great-granddaughter of Timothy Collins, descended from his eldest child Mary Elizabeth Collins.

The Canadian census of 1861 and 1871 lists the Collins family in St Colomban. 
In the 1891 census  Timothy & his wife live with daughter Mary Elizabeth who was married to Robert John Birch (in the census it's mis-spelled as Berch) .  They are living in Hochelaga district, Cote St Antoine sub-district. One of Mary Eliz.'s children - Olivia Gertrude b. 1883 - was my grand-mother.

I have attached some files of my research, hope that they might be useful to you. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Elaine Paul

 on: July 19, 2011, 02:41:33 AM 
Started by cinders27 - Last post by cinders27
Does anyone know in what newspapers the people of St Columban would have listed their obituaries? I want to try to find some in the archives when I am up there in August.  thanks 

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