Projects completed in 2019...

A Family from Ireland,

in Kingston, Ontario, Canada,

from the mid-1830s

 

The facts as presented:

A man and his wife were identified. Both were thought to have been born in Ireland in about 1810, and both were thought to have died in Kingston, Ontario – he in 1860, she in 1875. Bare-bones year of birth, marriage and death facts were subsequently provided for 6 probable children.

The challenge:

to discover any documentary evidence which would expand on the man and his wife – their origins in Ireland, the period of their emigration from Ireland, the true number and identification of their children, and so on.

An Irish Family

in Kingston, Ontario, Canada,

from about 1849

 

The facts as presented: 

An independent research outline was provided which referenced a few documentary tidbits – circa 1855, 1857, and 1890s city directory listings from Kingston, Ontario; an 1871 Census of Canada record from Kingston; an 1880 Ontario civil marriage registration record, also from Kingston; and a few random items from Michigan. All of the independently discovered records offered clues which suggested that the interested party’s great, great, grandparents had possibly originated from County Cork, Ireland, and had possibly emigrated from Ireland to Kingston, Canada West, in about 1859.

The challenge: 

To discover additional documentary evidence which would expand on the great, great grandparents’ family, and pinpoint with more accuracy where they might have come from, when they might have emigrated to Kingston, and to positively identify all of their children.