© 2019, Colleen Murray

I am a Professional Genealogist based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I specialize in Canadian and Irish  research. Aiming to blog quality over quantity.

 

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December 7, 2017

The holidays are coming, and this genealogist has been working on her Christmas list.

The battle of the DNA testing companies has led to great discounts. Although many DNA kit sales centered around Black Friday, there are still great deals to be had.  AncestryDNA kits a...

November 23, 2017

This morning I happened to hear an interview on CBC radio on the program "The Current". Author A.J. Jacobs was being interviewed regarding his new book It's all Relative: Adventures up and down the world's family tree. He was discussing genealogy, and the attempts by g...

October 25, 2017

Recently, a friend introduced me to the Blue Book, a society Who’s Who guide. Several editions from the early 1900’s for the Toronto area have been digitized and can be consulted by anyone via the Toronto Public Library Digital Archive.

The Toronto area books were...

October 5, 2017

October 20 to 22 is FamilySearch’s Worldwide Indexing Event. This is one weekend a year, where FamilySearch, the digitizer and provider of free genealogy records, encourages everyone to do some indexing for them. If you use FamilySearch’s digitized microfilms, as great...

September 18, 2017

The Edmonton branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society is hosting a workshop on November 4th entitled Introduction to Research. Students who are new to genealogy or who would like to improve the quality of their work, will learn about researching in libraries, archive...

August 27, 2017

Due to my post on August 3rd, I had a very busy week with the media! My top 100 genealogy blog listing led to CBC RadioActive wanting to interview me last Monday. And if that wasn't great enough, they followed that up with a web article on Wednesday.  The radio intervi...

August 19, 2017

This week I have been preparing for a talk that I am giving on the Royal Irish Constabulary (the RIC). The talk will be on September 12 at 7:30 pm for the Irish Special Interest Group of the Edmonton branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society. Special Interest group me...

August 12, 2017

Many of us do genealogy for the thrill of the hunt. Sometimes that means we aren't as careful in documentation and organization as we should be, especially when we are just starting out as genealogists. Sometimes it is years before we realize that we have been doing a...

August 3, 2017

I received some great news this week! This blog has received an award from Feedspot for being one of the top 100 genealogy blogs. You can check out some of the other chosen blogs here: Top 100 Genealogy Blogs

Thanks Feedspot! I will continue to try to produce a hig...

August 1, 2017

I recently visited the Parksville, British Columbia Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition and saw this lovely sandcastle by Delayne Corbett. The sculpture shows four Canadian buildings: the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, the Peace Tower in Ottawa, the CN Tower in Toron...

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