© 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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Colleen Murray


November 4, 2019

I first tested my father’s Y-DNA back in 2014- and it wasn’t until a few weeks ago, five years later, that he finally received a match who shares his surname. This issue is more common than you might think- and it isn’t necessarily a warning sign of illegitimacy in the...

May 20, 2016

                                             Image Courtesy FamilyTreeDNA www.familytreedna.com


Several years ago, my husband gave me a DNA test as a birthday gift....

February 10, 2015

It’s a snowy day in Edmonton, and even though I do have to venture out to the Land Titles office to pick up some information for my house history, I decided it was a great morning to stay home and do some professional development. Luckily for me, the Association of Pro...

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