Fay Carmichael

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Retiring in 2008 I delved into our family history on Ancestry.com, begun in 2001. This led me to Find A Grave - and even more relatives.

I'm a first-generation American who spent much of my first 10 years in Canada. Mum was thought to be 100% Irish, a first-generation Canadian born in Montreal, with her parents arriving from the same street, Marlborough Terrace, in Derry City during 1887 and 1905.

But current DNA testing shows we four siblings are 20% Scandinavian, on my mother's maternal Patterson side, going back earlier than 1600.

Dad was a second generation Canadian born in Scarboro Junction, now part of Toronto City. He was 50% Scottish, 25% Irish and 25% English. His maternal line arrived in Canada from Co Longford, Ireland (1824), and England (c1830).

His paternal Carmichael line left Carmichael, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, for Lislea, Co Derry, Northern Ireland (35 miles due east from Derry City) in 1746, and then sailed for Canada about 1847. His paternal grandmother sailed from Dumfries-shire, Scotland (1844).

I am only managing records that have some connection to our family but if you wish to take over a memorial of your family member, please do not hesitate to contact me through the message board.


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