© 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


March 19, 2015

While researching my French-Canadian ancestor of the surname Phaneuf, I stumbled upon a few websites claiming that ALL Phaneufs come from the same pair of ancestors: Claude-Mathias Fanef & Catherine Charpentier.  “All” is a pretty bold statement, the sort that I tend t...

March 5, 2015

I have recently spent many hours studying the French Canadian Lamoureux family.  Louis Lamoureux, my 9X Great Grandfather came from France to Quebec in about 1663.  I have been able to use church records to trace my family back through the generations to this original...

February 7, 2015

                                                Photo Credit: Library and Archives Canada, e010952219


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