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 31 
 on: December 28, 2014, 03:18:35 PM 
Started by kathyclare - Last post by kathyclare
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.

 32 
 on: December 28, 2014, 11:41:14 AM 
Started by Jeff Legault - Last post by Jeff Legault
Interesting news about WW I records.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ww-i-soldiers-files-being-digitized-by-library-and-archives-canada-1.2879590

Currently you need to pay to see these on special request. These should be available free in the future. Up to now only the WW I attestation forms were posted online for all soldiers. You can search here:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/search.aspx

If you have a relative that served in the British Army in WW I their full service records are available on Ancestry.ca for subscribing members.

Similarly you can also order WW II records of the war dead by searching here:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/second-world-war-dead-1939-1947/Pages/search.aspx

More about LAC Military collections
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/military-heritage.aspx

It's worth searching as some full service files are available if someone else requested these in the past. Eventually all will be available as time allows.

 33 
 on: December 17, 2014, 12:14:21 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes

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 two publications that can be downloaded for a few dollars each). ( www.smashwords.com )

I have uploaded another book in my series on the Tracey family of St. Columban; it is entitled "From Colony to Country: Michael Tracey" and it follows the story of Daniel Tracey's son, Michael, against the backdrop of some of the historical events of the mid-19th century.  It is a work of historical fiction, just like the first in the series "A Rebellious Spirit: Daniel Tracey" but it is based on the Traceys who lived in St. Columban and Griffintown in Montreal.  I love digging into history and am constantly surprised by the little vignettes I come across which may or may not have found their way into the history books.  But I especially like to find the root causes of conflicts and political events.  I also wrote an acknowledgement to Fergus Keyes and Claude Bourguignon.  This is what I wrote:
"The people who organized and established a website and a contact point for information on the former Irish settlers of St. Columban deserve a special thanks.  It is only through the tireless efforts of Fergus Keyes and Claude Bourguignon, as well as the many members of this organisation that these two books have been made possible, both the story of Daniel Tracey and his son Michael Tracey in the sequel.
This group is entirely comprised of volunteers and their efforts to raise money and awareness of this area have made all the difference in preserving the heritage of the little Irish community that struggled against all odds to settle the harsh, unforgiving land in such a primitive setting in the 19th century."   The ebook is being reviewed at present, but should be ready for uploading on the www.smashwords.com site very soon.  I hope the book succeeds in bringing awareness to the little village of St. Columban.

 34 
 on: August 20, 2014, 03:55:15 PM 
Started by Jeff Legault - Last post by Jeff Legault
Claude Bourguignon recently visited my second cousin twice removed, James Mooney that lives between St. Colomban and Lachute. He was kind enough to donate a treasure trove of old family photos hoping to preserve some of the local history. The Mooneys were one of the very first St Columban families to settle in the area back in the early 1800s. I visited the Mooney farm back in the 60s but my Whelan family were regular visitors over the years. My second great grandmother Ellen was a Mooney that married a Whelan, my mom was also a Whelan. Take a look and let me know if you recognize anyone not identified. A big thanks to Claude for scanning all the photos and providing captions where possible.

On our Photo Gallery:
http://www.stcolumban-irish.com/gallery3/index.php/Mooney-Family

Also available on my Flickr site:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jefflegault/sets/72157646065005588/

 35 
 on: July 20, 2014, 03:41:47 PM 
Started by TraceyFam - Last post by TraceyFam
Hello fellow searchers.  I came upon an interesting website which lists persons at the old St. Ann's Church in Griffintown (part of Montreal) who had formerly lived in Newfoundland.  It shows marriages and other life events, giving names of members of the participating families.  Good for those, like me, who are trying to trace the movements of Irish people who immigrated from Ireland, to know where they went and why:
http://ngb.chebucto.org/Parish/oc-mtl-st-anns-marr.shtml

One of the persons is a Kinsella, a name which shows up in the lists of residents of St. Columban parish.
Evelyn (still searching for more info about the Traceys)

 36 
 on: June 05, 2014, 08:56:53 AM 
Started by TraceyFam - Last post by claude bourguignon
Hi

What museum do you speak ? No museum exist in St-Colomban.

Claude

 37 
 on: March 22, 2014, 02:46:55 PM 
Started by claude bourguignon - Last post by claude bourguignon
John Carroll married Ann Funchion at the end of XIXe. Possibly Frank is a child
 of this couple or nephew ?

Claude

 38 
 on: March 22, 2014, 11:13:46 AM 
Started by claude bourguignon - Last post by jcarroll
Claude,  Is this photo of Frank Carroll , the son of William Carroll and Catherine Cunningham or of another generation? What if any is the relationship between Frank and Annie?

 39 
 on: March 15, 2014, 07:17:58 PM 
Started by claude bourguignon - Last post by claude bourguignon


Frank Carroll et Annie Funchion
Coll; Noreen Phelan (d├ętruite)

 40 
 on: March 06, 2014, 05:59:26 PM 
Started by TraceyFam - Last post by TraceyFam
I have uploaded another book in my series on the Tracey family of St. Columban; it is entitled "From Colony to Country: Michael Tracey" and it follows the story of Daniel Tracey's son, Michael, against the backdrop of some of the historical events of the mid-19th century.  It is a work of historical fiction, just like the first in the series "A Rebellious Spirit: Daniel Tracey" but it is based on the Traceys who lived in St. Columban and Griffintown in Montreal.  I love digging into history and am constantly surprised by the little vignettes I come across which may or may not have found their way into the history books.  But I especially like to find the root causes of conflicts and political events.  I also wrote an acknowledgement to Fergus Keyes and Claude Bourguignon.  This is what I wrote:
"The people who organized and established a website and a contact point for information on the former Irish settlers of St. Columban deserve a special thanks.  It is only through the tireless efforts of Fergus Keyes and Claude Bourguignon, as well as the many members of this organisation that these two books have been made possible, both the story of Daniel Tracey and his son Michael Tracey in the sequel.
This group is entirely comprised of volunteers and their efforts to raise money and awareness of this area have made all the difference in preserving the heritage of the little Irish community that struggled against all odds to settle the harsh, unforgiving land in such a primitive setting in the 19th century."   The ebook is being reviewed at present, but should be ready for uploading on the www.smashwords.com site very soon.  I hope the book succeeds in bringing awareness to the little village of St. Columban.

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