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I am looking for ancestors in Ireland of Michael Gillen, born Sligo 1801. He married Mary Ann McGary born 1802 in Sligo. She had 2 brothers, Michael and John, who emigrated with them to Ontario Canada in 1848.  Mary Ann and Michael had 5 children born in Sligo: William 1820, John 1830, Mary 1834, Michael 1837 and Lavina 1843. I am hoping to find some through DNA eventually, but am trying the good old way also.  Mary Gillen was my great gran and married Patrick McDonough in Canada in 1851. I know nothing of his life in Ireland or where he was from, wish I did.  He died before the turn of the century and my gran died when I was small. But many have the McDonough blue eyes, they are mesmerizing.


Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 05:13AM

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  • Trish

    Friday 6th November 2020, 02:26AM
  • Trish

    Friday 6th November 2020, 02:27AM

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  • Hi Trish

    Do you have any idea as to what part of Sligo Michael and Mary are from?

    Some parts of Sligo have older records and it may be possible to focus your search in one of these areas.


    Tom Kelly, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 5th December 2020, 09:12PM