Irish emigrants leaving home with the priest's blessing, in 1851,
from The Illustrated London News, May 10, 1851.
Credit: National Archives of Canada
My research interests lie with my paternal family (since my mom is reasearching her lines...), all of whom immigrated from various locations in Scotland, Ireland, and England to the Ottawa Valley (Carleton, Lanark and Renfrew counties) in Ontario, Canada. Main names of preoccupation include Barber, Cameron, Cavanagh, Code, Duke, Evans, Gillespie, Grainger, Latimer, McNee, Needham, Rivington, Story, Tomlinson and Walsh.
Below is the linear representation of my paternal ancestors, with each generation a different colour (the oldest of which dates back to the 1770s/1790s). All of these are either immigrants to Canada or Canadian-born - I have yet to cross the hurdle that is the Atlantic Ocean. No dates are included because a.) this is only an initial outline and b.) it would take me days to dig those out of the wreckage...
Cameron, Jenn (me!)
d/o Cameron, B. & Hurlburt, W.
gd/o Cameron Ellwood A. & Barber A.
ggd/o Cameron, Joseph O. & Evans, Lavina
ggd/o Barber, Michael J. & Grainger, Linda
gggd/o Cameron, Archibald G. & McNee, Isabella
gggd/o Evans, George T. & Tomlinson, Mary
gggd/o Barber, Richard & Cavanagh, Elizabeth
gggd/o Grainger, Thomas & Story, Elizabeth
ggggd/o Cameron, Alexander & Gillespie, Flora
ggggd/o McNee, John & ?, Margaret
ggggd/o Evans, Richard & Code, Rachel
ggggd/o Tomlinson, William & Walsh, Mary
ggggd/o Barber, John & Rivington Mary
ggggd/o Cavanagh, John & Rivington, Jane B.
ggggd/o Grainger, William & Duke, Esther
ggggd/o Story, David & Needham, Jane
gggggd/o Rivington, Michael & ?, Catherine
gggggd/o Story, John & Latimer, Margaret