Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ottawa Valley Irish

"If your ancestors were amongst the early Irish of the Ottawa Valley, do not overlook the McCabe List. There’s a chance you might find a male ancestor on this list; and if you do find an ancestor, you will have uncovered invaluable information on his Irish origins. To discover an ancestor on the McCabe List is to find the elusive holy grail (county, parish, townland) of Irish genealogy. If you suspect your Irish ancestor was in the Ottawa Valley area by the 1820s, therefore, the McCabe List should be high on your list of must-consult sources."

Many people assume their Irish ancestors all came during the Great Famine, but many came much earlier. It never hurts to look, right? Best of luck!!


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