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My great-great grandparents James Kenneally and Johanna Dorney were married in Kilworth parish in 12 Feb 1846 as found in the Irish Catholic Registry ..... BUT I am finding alot of DNA matches via Ancestry to folks who have great grandparents John Kenneally and Mary Dorney who also got married in Kilworth parish  20 Jan 1849.   I have not been able to find the connection between these two Kenneally's OR these two Dorney's - any insight would be helpful!

Regards,

Tricia Scanlon

 

Tricia

Tuesday 20th February 2018, 12:34AM

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  • Hi Tricia,

    It was quite usual for 2 siblings of one family to marry 2 siblings from another family. Perhaps James and John were brothers / Cousins and Johannna and Mary were Sisters / Cousins.

    This would account for the closeness of the DNA relationship!

    Regards

    Gerard, Parish Liaison Lackagh

    Tuesday 20th February 2018, 06:00PM
  • Hi Tricia,

    It was quite usual for 2 siblings of one family to marry 2 siblings from another family. Perhaps James and John were brothers / Cousins and Johannna and Mary were Sisters / Cousins.

    This would account for the closeness of the DNA relationship!

    Regards

    Gerard, Parish Liaison Lackagh

    Tuesday 20th February 2018, 06:00PM