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 on: January 03, 2013, 08:25:01 PM 
Started by Jeff Legault - Last post by Jeff Legault
Photo from Claude Bourguignon of the Shea Bridge and the back of the Mooney farm with its wooden silo on the North River Road in 1943. Photo by Emile Laurence. The Mooneys are in my family tree. My second great grandmother was Ellen Mooney, daughter of one of the original St. Columban settlers.

 on: December 16, 2012, 12:36:56 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
Last week, Ken Neil and I were able to pick up the completed St. Columban plaque and all the hardware necessary for the installation. It is now stored at my location on Notre Dame Street. Although perhaps a little hard to see in the image, it is terrific! – looks great! Now we just have to wait for the Spring to install it

 on: December 08, 2012, 10:11:55 PM 
Started by Herve - Last post by Herve
Hi Elaine,

I probably not have you already have, I sent you an private message.

I am still not able to connect any descendant of Thimoty and my friend whose mother has a photo of Thimoty, he is said as an great-great-uncle !


 on: December 08, 2012, 12:02:57 AM 
Started by epaul - Last post by epaul
Hi Herve,
I am still not sure about Thomas Nelson vs. George R. O'K. Collins.  Could this be two people?  More research required!

 on: December 07, 2012, 11:53:25 PM 
Started by Herve - Last post by epaul
Hello Herve,
If you have any new information on the Collins family, I would appreciate hearing from you.
I have my family tree on, titled Paul-Milligan Family Tree .


 on: November 23, 2012, 09:45:49 PM 
Started by epaul - Last post by Herve
Yes I am interested !

The document shows the burial of Thomas Nelson 26 aug. 1919, I looked at the record, is he in fact Joseph George Ruben O'Keilly Collins AKA Neilson baptized in Saint Patrick in 26 june 1893 ?

 on: November 23, 2012, 09:41:28 PM 
Started by Herve - Last post by Herve
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

I apologize for not replying to your post, I did not see your message. I have some questions and I worked a lot on the descendants of Timothy Collins !

 on: October 21, 2012, 10:48:09 AM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
A little 6 minute YouTube video about Montreal districts of Point St. Charles; Griffintown and Goose Village that might be of interest...

 on: October 21, 2012, 10:46:33 AM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
The St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal will be presenting the 20th annual Charity Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 6th at 7:30pm. The event takes place at the Saint Patrick’s Basilica. Tickets are $ 20.00 and can be ordered on the web page at or by calling 514-481-1346.

 on: October 18, 2012, 09:16:06 PM 
Started by Jeff Legault - Last post by Jeff Legault
Brigitte O'Halloran will be giving a concert entitled My Heritage in Song - a cultural voyage through Irish and Acadien folklore as well as populaire songs of her youth at the Centre Leonardo Da Vinci PICCOLO TEATRO 8370 Boul Lacordaire, St-Lonard. on Sat 20 Oct 2012 at 8PM. Info and tickets 514-955-8370. Tickets are $22.50 tax included.

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