Irish Canadian story featured at IrishCentral, October 6, 2022

Wedding 1915 – Irish, Canadian and American, photo above – A formal wedding photograph of Mary Jannet “Jennie” Foley Walsh, left seated, with husband Martin J. Walsh Sr., Murdock, Minnesota, standing left. They are joined by Mary Ann “Maime” Foley Walsh, sister of the bride, and Henry L. Walsh, brother of the bride. The wedding was Nov, 4, 1915, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Murdock, Minnesota. Mary Ann and Henry married Jan. 8, 1919.

Searching for my 150-year-old Irish family records in Ontario, Canada

Jannet L. Walsh
October 6, 2022
Murdock, Minnesota

I’m excited to announce my story just published at IrishCentral, Searching for my 150-year-old Irish family records in Ontario. My story is featured on the Home, Roots, and Genealogy pages of IrishCentral, October 6, 2022.

An earlier version of the story appeared at on Aug. 16, 2022.

Irish Diaspora Writing Project – The online nonfiction quest narrative genre writing project of Jannet L. Walsh, of Murdock, Minnesota, entitled Nonfiction Quest Narrative Genre Writing Project – Family Stories: Minnesota and Irish Diaspora . Walsh is a recipient of a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, SMCA, Artist Growth Grant, 2022 – 2024. Funding for this program is provided by the McKnight Foundation. Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive. The McKnight Foundation supports working artists to create and contribute to vibrant communities. Learn more about this project at the project page, Irish Diaspora Project at

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Jannet L. Walsh of Murdock, Minnesota is a photographer, writer, and educator. She is the author of the forthcoming creative nonfiction quest narrative “Higgledy-Piggledy Stones: Family Stories from Ireland and Minnesota,” scheduled for publication in 2023 by Shanti Arts Publishing. Walsh is recipient of a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Growth Grant funded by the McKnight Foundation, 2022-2024. You can follow Walsh on Facebook and Twitter, and on her other social media channels, with the hashtag #IrishFamilyHistoryDetective.

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