© 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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September 11, 2018

Photo we took of Adare Manor during a visit a few years ago. 

Tonight, I am giving a talk at the Alberta Genealogical Society, at the meeting of the Irish Special Interest Group. My topic is the Irish Palatines. The Irish Palatines were a group of refugees from the Pala...

July 14, 2015

The National Library of Ireland offers an excellent service- they have genealogists available to answer your questions on family tree research, for free, when you visit them in Dublin.  These genealogists are very knowledgeable and can give you about ten or fifteen min...

March 31, 2015

Today I watched a webinar found online on the Youtube channel of the Hamilton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.  It was entitled “Researching family history from this side of the pond” by Ruth Blair.  Ruth was one of my former instructors at the National Inst...

January 11, 2015

I have been working steadily on getting a presentation ready for an upcoming Alberta Genealogical Society meeting for the Irish Interest Group.  I decided to speak on the topic of the Cancelled Land books, because I think this is an underused Irish source, and because...

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