© 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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May 29, 2018

 Moonshine Still, public domain, courtesy of Flikr Creative Commons, posted by UNC Library Commons.

I'm sharing this story so that it is preserved for relatives to see, but it may also be an interesting example to others, showing how old family stories can often hold a...

December 2, 2015

My 2X great grandfather, David Conroy, died in Edmonton in 1939. He was reported to have been one of Edmonton’s oldest citizens, having turned 100 years old only a few months before! [1]



David’s obituary indicated that “Interment will be made in the family plot in the...

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