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DIVER, Dominick
I am looking for my great grandfathers family. His name is Dominick Diver, born circa 1836. Parents reported to be John Diver and Ellen Ferry (they were farmers). Have no information for him before he migrated to Australia in 1864. He is said to be from Meagherblade in County Donegal.
red mail John O'Donnell
My great great grandfather was John O'Donnell, only thing I know was my great grandfather,his son, was married to Ann Slevin in pettigo 1871 then the couple moved to Scotland , but I can't find any trace of John O'Donnell, I'm asumming he had other children or siblings , does anyone have any info at all? Thanks bill
red mail Doran, Doherty, Crossan, Houghton
I am looking for relatives of Michael Doran 1881, Annie Crossan 1855 Clonmany County Donegal, Ireland, Sally Doherty B. about 1845, marriage to Bernard Crossan B.1845, and John Joseph Houghton, No Date of birth. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated!
red mail BURNS
Looking for information about an Eliza BURNS b. c1830. She was a potato famine orphan sent out to Australia on the Earl Grey scheme. Her ship arrived in Australia in March 1850, and the only information on the ship list is that she was 19, R.C. and from Donegal. Eliza is my GG Grandmother. Grateful for any info. Thanks.
looking for information on family of Michael MCDERMOTT b.1894 in Drumleen, Donegal married to Elizabeth PORTER b.1892 Lifford, Donegal. They had at least 3 sons - Michael b.1918, Richard b.1921 & Jackie b.? Jackie married & lived in Scotland possibly Edinburgh & may have had 2 sons which I think I may have a photo of. Can anyone help with information on Jackie or his brother Michael?
red mail Barrowman
I saw an entry for Adam Barrowman done in July 2010, asking for information on the family. Our connection is through Jessie Barrowman, sister of Robert Scott etc. and my husband and I would like to share information with the family.
red mail Edward COLLINS or COLLYNS circa 1277
Looking for parents or other relatives of Edward COLLINS (or COLLYNS) born 1277 in Donegal Co., Ireland; died 1297, or of his wife, Katherine GALLAGHER, also born 1277 in Donegal Co., Ireland; died 1297. Their son, John, was born 1297 Donegal, Ulster, Ireland; died 1318.
red mail Robert Birnie (Burnie/Burney/Bernie etc)
Hi, I am looking for information on a Robert Birnie born circa 1796 in Donegal, Ireland, to a James BIRNIE and an Ann CAMPBELL. He was a convict and was transported to Tasmania in 1844. Does anyone know anything about him and his ancestors? Robert is my 3 times great grandfather. His wife was Elizabeth unknown (maybe BROWN). Thankyou. Glenys
red mail Weirs
I am looking for the relatives of John Weir(born 1769?) and his children William (born 1798/9) and Helen. They left Londonderry in 1819/18 to arrive in Philadelphia on the Conestoga in April 1819. The ship's list said they lived in Lifford. They may have been from Dunfanaghy before that.
red mail McCulloch
Looking for details for Rebecca McCulloch born about 1837. Born Bellarkannon, Donegal according to her gravestone. Parents William McCulloch (dec'd by 1857) and Elizabeth Docharty. Rebecca married Joseph Cooley in Old Monkton, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1857; arrived Australia 1860; married Henry Thomas Cook(e) in 1885; and died 1914. Does anyone have suggestions for Bellarkannon, as it doesn't exist under that spelling (not surprising)? Any help welcome.
red mail SWEENEY
I am searching for information about the family of Mary Sweeney who was born in County Donegal in about 1845. Her parents were Edward Sweeney and Johanna Duguid. I don't know when Mary travelled to Australia but she was married there to James McGrath in 1870.
red mail Glover
Looking for any relatives of a Frederick H. Glover born in 1872.
red mail Donagh and Moville
lOOKING FOR McCANDLESS FROM CARNDONAGH AND Moville Ethel McCandless Robert McCandless Jane Gibson McCandless Rebecca stewart McCandless
red mail Fullertons of Glencairn/Shelfield
Hello, im looking for more information on my greatgrandmothers family, if you know anything about the below family please get in contact. Robert Fullerton married Victoria Uri Samuel Fullerton(1731-1800) married Martha Watt(1727-1782) - dont know any thing about this family line John Fullerton (1767-1828) married Hester Crawford(1773-1840)- dont know any thing about this family line James Watt Fullerton(1815- 1852) - my G-G-G-Grandfather married Mary Jane Hay - Dont know anything about this family line. James Reid Watt Fullerton - my G-G-Grandfather married Martha Black - Dont know anything about this family line. Francis Black Fullerton married Robert Neely All the best Laura
red mail McLAUGHLIN
JAMES MCLAUGHLIN son of Daniel & Sara (nee O'Donnell) was born approx. 1834 in County Donegal. He had at least a brother & a sister. James left Ireland during the 1850's. Where did Daniel & Sara marry ? Information concerning their family required please.
edward paton catherine hart.
I am looking for help in tracing my ggggrandparents catherine hart and edward paton, they were married in it looks like marah? county donegal,in 1856 any help at all would be appreciated. Joan.
red mail Finding lost family in donegal ireland- Given family.
Hi, im looking for family of my dad Hugh given who passed away many years ago, he was from I think Ardara donegal born in 1917, but moved to Plymouth later on. he had many brothers and sisters that moved all over from ireland we think one sister was called eileen. and we think his mum and dad were called William and Maybe teresa Given. Its been quite hard to find any information but if you have any please get in contact and help. thank you.
red mail Gallagher, Gallacher
I am looking for information concerning a William GALLAGHER (Gallacher) who married a Jane CUNNINGHAM sometime in the 1830's in Ireland (possibly Donegal). They had a son, John, around 1837. John moved to Scotland and married Mary Anne SUTHERLAND in 1868 (believed in Paisley). They had several children and John died in 1889, aged 54 years. His wife died 12 years later, in 1901.
red mail McLaughlin/Given
I am looking for any informtion on John McLaughlin b. Co. Donegal 1851 who married Ann(e) Given b. Co. Donegal 1853. They were married on 21.11.1868 in Chapel of Castlefinn Strabone. Left Ireland about 1870 and moved to Greenock Scotland before moving to West Ham about 1882. They had 7 children Mary Ann b. 1869 Cooleyslin - James b.1871 Coleraine (poss. d. Ireland before 1876) - Bridget b. 1876 Scotland - John b. Scotland-1879 Elizabeth b. Scotland 1880 d. 1881 - Ellen b. West Ham 1886 & Alice b. 1890 West Ham d. 1892.Any information before their marriage of either McLaughlin/Given family would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
red mail Samuel Doak - Clondavaddog Parish
Looking for details of Samuel Doak who married Mary Elliott both born about 1830, he was a labourer. Possibly Clondavaddog Parish in Co. Donegal. 1857 Griffiths has Samuel Doak Ballymaghy South,there was also the death of a Samuel Doak in 1866 Their son Samuel born abt 1850 married Rose Kelly (who may have been from the same area) in Port Glasgow Scotland in 1872 via Church of Scotland. If you have any information about the Doaks in Ireland or want info on the Doaks in Port Glasgow please contact me.
red mail Thomas and John Begley
I am searching for details of John Begley, b.1856, not sure whether in Ireland or St Helens, Lancashire. Also his father, Thomas Begley, born around 1835 in Ireland. I think Thomas was married to Ann but do not know her maiden name. I know John Begley lived in St Helens from at least 1874, as that is where he got married to Elizabeth Hunt. All their 10 children were born in St Helens. Sorry to be so vague but am finding it very difficult to find information from Ireland.
red mail Gardner
I'm looking for more information on my family heritage. I've found that I'm related to a William Laird Gardner born in 1811 in county Donegal Ireland. He moved to Baltimore MD (United states of america) and passed away there. I'm not sure if his last name was Gardner or spelled Gardiner. if you can help I'd appreciate it.
red mail Mc Conologue/Conlogue/Donegal
Mc Conologue/Conlogue/Logue/ Looking for connections to William McConologue b. 1833 married Catherine Quinn from Derry. Married in Lanarkshire and settled in Co. Durham
red mail Tremore, Donegal & Catherine Golden
Tremore, Donegal is given as the native place & county of Catherine Golden when she came to Australia in 1864. Her parents were John & Kitty/Catherine Golden nee Gallaher. Can't find Tremore. Any suggestions?
red mail HARVEY, Sgt. Frederick.
Seeking information on Sgt Frederick HARVEY of County Donegal who joined the Inniskillins and fought in the Zulu Wars. Married Margaret TOBIN of Kerry and lived in Barracks, in Brighton, England pre 1900. He was my great grandfather. His son, Alfred Harvey was born in 1888 in Durban, South Africa, in Pinetown Army Transit Camp. He later joined the Royal Navy & Cunard and lived in Brighton. Any information on the Irish and possibly Cornish links would be appreciated. Peter.
red mail John Shannon
John Shannon married Martha Calwell in Pa, they are buried at the Warrior Run cemetery Pa.Martha emigrated with her father John and her siblings.
red mail Dan Calwell
Dan Calwell born about 1710 in Donegal, Ulster,and his son John with wife Elinor emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1798. With them came their children including Dan Calwell born 1775.They lived in Lancaster briefly and then settled in White Deer Township.Pa
red mail Boyle family of Doecastle,Creeslough
Looking for information on my husands family: Charles BOYLE born circa 1860 married Mary KELLY,children:Sarah 1879,Ellen 1882,Margaret 1885,Catherine 1889. Ellen BOYLE went onto marry Felix McMAHON in 1901 in Doe Chapel,Donegal. Would love to go back further than Charles & Mary.
EWING family of Donegal and Tyneside
Looking for any connections with James EWING b app1841-1845 in Donegal. He was the son of John EWING, a labourer, and he migrated to Tyneside where he married Elizabeth THOM.
red mail Catherine Devlin marrried David Murray
CATHERINE DEVLIN,in Lennoxtown Scotland 1871 married Murray David born Rathmullen 1846 Catherine was daughter of Fr:Patrick Devlin. and Mother:Sarah Feenan Wedding witnessed by Rose Shovelin.Any information about Devlin's Irish origins welcome.
red mail Dougray/Dowgray/Dougery
I have mention of a John Dougray married to a Mary Shannon from somewhere in Donegal. They had one known son William married to Agnes Cook, also from Donegal. William and Agnes went to Renfrew in Scotland in the 1820s'30s but some of their children were born in Donegal. Any details linking the 3 families together with a townland or parish would be appreciated.
red mail Shovelin-Shevlin-Devlin
Looking for details on Alice or Ellen Shovelin who married Denis Doherty. They lived in Upper Drumhallagh, Donegal,had 5 children Bridget.Winnie,Rose,Edward,Bridget.They lived on the property built by their parents.Any info on their marriage,parents etc. Thanks
red mail Doherty-Shovelin-Upper Drumhallagh
Denis Doherty married Bridget Shovelin and they had 5 children between 1877-1899.I want to trace back the family.Looking for marriage details of Denis and Bridget and their parents,grandparents etc.All seem to have come from the area around Upper Drumhallagh Thanks
red mail Cathcarts
The 1871 Glasgow census entry for my gr-grandmother Annie Cathcart gives her place of birth as Donegal. I know nothing more. She may have had Campbell relatives. There might be a McCutcheon connection.
red mail colquhoun/donegal
my g,g,grandfather born Donegal1756 moved to Brampton ,Cumberland.Have no other details can anyone offer advice
red mail Ballydeslin
My g/grandfather James was born here,(1849, emigrated to New Zealand,c1877, there doesn't appear to be a village or town with this name, I suspect that it could be the name of a property or similar that they were more than likely farming.
red mail Meenaneary
I believe my Irish ancestors may have come from the village of Meenaneary, 5 miles north of Carrick. Does anybody know anything about this village in the period 1869 to 1879 or even the STEWART family, James and Catherine, Johnny, Kate, Sarah, George or James? Thanks, Paul.
red mail Looking for
family links to my g/grandfather James Campbell,born 1849,Ballydefflin?, Donegal county, son of Andrew and Mary Ann (Grove).James emigrated to New Zealand,married Charlotte Poulgrain in 1877.
red mail Republic of Ireland soccer players
I am writing a book on players capped by the Republic of Ireland soccer team from 1921 to 2004 and would be interested in contacting any players or their relatives who have played for Ireland. Thank you.
red mail KING, MCGOWAN
seeking David KING; b abt 1828. d abt 1873 Ohio. res Trimragh, Leck Parish, Co Donegal,Ireland. married Jane Bown MCGOWAN b 1830 d 1905 in Richmond, Virginia. res Pluck Mill.

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