New member... Currently working on early settlers of Outer Cove, Newfoundland. (Doran, Kavanagh, and more)

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Hello all. I've finally had enough with Ancestry extorting me to see the records I tracked down as a paying customer in the past... Breaking free!

I primarily research my paternal side which hails from the area of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Newfoundland. I'm lucky enough to have a maternal uncle who is a handy genealogist in his own right taking care of that side.

I've traced my line back as far as 1829, my ggg-grandfather and his wife, settlers of the outport of Outer Cove, NL. It seems the record of their marriage is likely gone, so the paper trail goes dead there. I am currently awaiting Y-DNA-111 results to test a theory or two about migration from the Carbonear area.

I've found both my g-grandfather and gg-grandfather's profiles with no connections or additional sourcing yet... I look forward to helping build the local lines!
WikiTree profile: Michael Doran
in The Tree House by James Doran G2G Crew (400 points)

2 Answers

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Hi James! Great to see you here, I think I also dropped you a comment on Facebook.

If you want to be involved in the Canada project, we have an intro onboarding program, where we walk new people through adding (free) source citations, and categories, and writing biographies. It's a good way to get oriented (for new and experienced members).

And our Canada Project channel is full of great, helpful people, who can give you advice or assistance.

Check out the sign up here:

if you're interested.
by Brad Foley G2G6 Mach 4 (48.0k points)
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Not sure if this is your William Doran, died at the age of 68 on May 3rd 1907 @ Outer Cove NFL- Listed on line 26, his occupation was fishing, "Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 June 2015), Deaths 1907-1910, Volume 05 > image 11 of 418; Provincial Archives, St. John's.

Also if you go here-  click on the tab that says BDMW, it has registers, Parishs. vital statistics, etc,  then click on "Official Lists" at the top, You will see all the Census docs available and for what areas.  Just pick Newfoundland and scroll thru.  This is the City of St. Johns where Michel was baptised, so their office may also be able to give you more directions to search for records. 

Also on that top tabs panel there is "Other" Historical and Photos as well as other options, you maybe able to find sometime in one of these tabs as well. 

* 2xs to add more details- edited

by Arora Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (109k points)
edited by Arora Anonymous
Yes! That is my gg-grandfather. I will work my way back through the Y-DNA line with the sources I've collected over the years as I have those results coming back shortly. I actually have excellent sourcing on him, even a handwritten copy of his will (with signature!) and several letters he wrote to the paper. I have the family back to his father, John Sr. who settled in the area pre-1829
well good then, if you click that link for St.Johns NFL at the top is BDMW - this is the link to parishes, vital statistics, and other sources, cemeteries, etc, that may help you with more, btw welcome to the tree and happy hunting to you

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