© 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...

February 27, 2018

I will admit that I had no knowledge of The Catholic Register newspaper prior to learning that they were offering free access to their publication to mark their 125th birthday. As it turns out, this is an excellent resource for Catholic-Canadian Genealogy.

I was uncerta...

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 14, 2015

 Photo courtesy of Avacados via Flickr Creative Commons https://flic.kr/p/3ZX5aE


Ontario Church records


A few years ago, when I was researching some ancestors in Sullivan, Grey County, Ontario, I tried to piece together where to find their church records from the...

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