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Greetings. My 4th great-grandfather James Gardner arrived in Philadelphia from Derry in 1811, but that was all I had for a long time. I've since found a Y-DNA match on Family Tree DNA for another Gard(i)ner here in America who is a close match, and who has documented the location of his Gardiner family in and around Raphoe. 

I am very interested in find any Gard(i)ner men currently in the area who might be willing to take a Y-DNA test to make a local connection. Our Y-DNA is pretty rare in Ireland (the "N" haplogroup) and I can show the migration path using DNA from Ireland to SW Scotland to Norway to Finland.

Thank you in advance.

Paul Gardner

Shoreview Minnesota USA

ramrecycle@comcast.net

PaulGardner

Sunday 18th July 2021, 09:15PM

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  • Hi Paul,

    I have forwarded your query to our local partner who hopefully will be able to office some advice.

    Best wishes

    Denise

    Denise

    Friday 30th July 2021, 06:13PM
  • Thank you!

    Paul

    PaulGardner

    Saturday 31st July 2021, 01:31AM
  • Hello Paul

    I have some suggestions that may assist your research:

     

    The Donegal Historical Society are a very active group and this is the webste details.  

    http://www.donegalhistory.com/

    Also the Donegal County Archivist is based in Lifford and covers the whole county, she may have further contacts for local Raphoe based groups:

    nbrennan@donegalcoco.ie

    https://www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/archives/aboutus/

     

    regards

    Bernadette

    IrelandXO Volunteer Partner

     

    Bernadette Walsh, IrelandXO Partner

    Friday 6th August 2021, 09:34AM
  • Thank you kindly. I will follow up with your suggestions.

    Paul Gardner

    PaulGardner

    Saturday 7th August 2021, 03:06AM