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does anyone have any information of a John McGinley (born around
1808 living in Tauhgboyne, Co. Donegal, died Strabane, Ireland in
1888). His father may have been a Michael McGinley born c1770's.
John McGinley son was Thomas McGinley born c1830, married 27th Nov
1845 Tauhgboyne, Co. Donegal and died Glasgow 1905.
am looking for any connections to the McGinley family in Wilkes-Barre,
Pa prior to WW2. My father was Leo,his siblings, Francis (Hank),
Bobby, John, Joe, Winnie, Mary & Helen. Father and mother were
Patrick McGinley & Winifred Foy McGinley. The family owned a
store "McGinley Bros" in Wilkes-Barre. Msgr. McGinley
of Kings College was my fathers uncle. My grandfather had 9 or 10
brothers. His father had many brothers as well. Some in the US some
in Ireland. My great grandmother was Briget O'Donnell McGinley.
Family lore has her twin sister leaving Donegal for Australia where
she had 10 daughters. Very little is known about the family since
the death of my grandfather back circa 1930 in Wilkes-Barre.Regards,
Michael McGinley, Ardmore, Pa. USA
McGinlM (at) lmsd.org
to find my Irish roots. My great grandfather John McGinlay married
Helen Lang or Lawn in Glasgow 1874. Both were born in Ireland. His
parents were Hugh and Margaret McGinlay. Hugh's parents were John
McGinlay and Hannah Brogan -all I presume from Ireland. This is
all the info I have and would be grateful if anyone can help.
paul.mcginlay (at) tesco.net
am the granddaughter of Hugh McGinley, son of Bryan and Mary, nee
McCausland. Mary was daughter of Michael and Catherine McCausland.
My grandfather was born in Dunfanaghy in 1901 and came to the US
in the early 1920's with two of his older brothers, John and Michael.
I still have family in Dunfanaghy and have been traveling there
on and off for 30 years. I was lucky enough to meet my grandfather's
youngest brother, Patrick, several times. He died in April 2003,
three months shy of his 100th birthday. My great grandparents are
buried in the famine graveyard. My ggf, Bryan, died in the early
1920's and was listed as a farmer. My ggm died in 1940 and was listed
as a homemaker.
My Dunfanaghy family doesn't really know anything more than I do.
I would like to progress further in my research. There is a caretaker
at Glenveagh Castle named James McGinley. There was a comment that
he might be a distant cousin. Someone said Bryan McGinley was from
Creeslough and Mary McCausland from Kildarragh (sp). One of my father's
first cousins, Mick, moved his family to Dublin. He is the father
of the professional golfer, Paul McGinley.
for any help anyone can offer.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
E-mail: mizmallow (at) aol.com
great grandfather was Michael McGinley born on 1 Jan 1817 in Donegal,
Ireland. He came to the USA in 1835 (I still can't find the ship
he came over on) and married on 29 Apr 1849 Jane Johnson. He died
on 8 Dec 1907 in Houston Twp, Adams Co., Illinois. I would love
to know who is parents are as this is a major stumbling block in
Jane Johnson was born on 29 Apr 1833 in Fermanagh Co., Ireland and
came to the USA in 1846 (again cannot find ship). She died on 23
May 1923 in Lorraine, Adams Co., Illinois. I have headstone photos
for both Michael and Jane and all dates were in the family bible.
Her parents were Robert Johnson and Mary Thompson of Ireland.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
E-mail: MFeltnbrgr (at) aol.com
anyone identify the Francis McGinley from this World War II era
photograph? The names on the folder this photo was held in are:
C. T. Thompson, James E. Culver, Manville Pike and Francis McGinley,
but the names might not be in order. ?If you can identify which
of these men is Francis McGinley, or if you have any information
about the Francis McGinley in this photo or of his descendants,
E-mail: gjohall (at) hotmail.com
name is James P McGinley my father was Neil Anthony Mc Ginley born
in Ballymoney Co. Antrim Northern Ireland. in January 1930. His
father was also James Patrick McGinley born Dunfanaghy/Carrigart
area of Co Donegal I know he went to Scotland in his early years
to work in the potato industry and on his return settled in North
E-mail: jimeith (at) btinternet.com
mom’s maiden name is spelled Maginley and our family is generally
from the Scranton, Pennsylvania area. I was wondering if anyone
else has seen this spelling and where it may have originated? My
great grandfather was Thomas Jefferson Maginley and he was born
around 1902. I was wondering if our family was also from Donegal?
I have a lot of Maginley cousins whose names appear to be commonly
used throughout generations as I’ve seen on this website and some
of the resemblances of the pictures that are posted and my family
are uncanny. I really enjoy researching my families’ roots and any
information would be much appreciated.
E-mail:kelalex53 (at) hargray.com
would like to compliment you on your web page for the McGinley Clan.
I live in Perth, Western Australia with strong family links to Donegal.
My Grandmother was Rose McGinley and she married John Duffy in 1898
and then moved to Glascow for work and later (in 1912) migrated
to Perth, Western Australia. Rose McGinley's father was Charles
McGinley and her mother was Rose Boyle. If any members of your clan
have any information about my ancestors, I would love to get it
from them. I have a good history of the descendents of Rose and
John Duffy in Australia.
E-mail:danielduffy (at) gmail.com
for any information on how the McGinleys got to Fanad (Clondavadog
parish). The townland of Ballymichael has numerous (appprox 6) McGinley
families going back as far as the Tithe Aplotments. There are a
few othe McGinley families scattered around the Parish also. There
is no mention of this territory on the clan website. It has been
suggested that they may have come across from Mevagh as it was a
noted clan location.
E-mail:mcginleyej (at) gmail.com
Charles (b 1821), Patrick (b 1825) and Andrew Bernard McGinley (b1828)
all came to America from Ireland together in 1843. Brother Andrew
Bernard McGinley came as a stow-a-way on the same ship as his brothers.
By 1860 all three brothers are married with families and living
in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Father's name may be John McGinley
- mother unknown. They all came from County Donegal. Looking for
information about family who did not immigrate and other siblings
St. Cloud, MN
email: mchaney514 (at) yahoo.com
appreciate any information about Henry McGinley (probably died about
1830ish), married to Catherine Theresa Campbell, who were parents
of Michael, Cornelius, Thomas Colin, Sarah and possibly a Bridget.
Cornelius emigrated from the Killybegs area to Kingston, New York
area (then Horicon and Adirondack, New York) about 1846, later joined
by wife Sarah Ellen Duncan and son Patrick. Sarah also emigrated
at some point and settled in New York City. Her daughter, Sara,
was the mother of a Father Robert McCormick. Would like to know
anything about the above, but especially Henry and Catherine. Thanks.
ro7554 (at) comcast.net
into finding Margaret Mc Ginley from Gweedore area. Born in 1878.
Married Daniel Mc Garvey of Brinleck sometime in the 1900 or after.
Died in 1966 aged 88 years. Any information given would be great.
geraldineobrien73 (at) yahoo.ie
many years I have been searching for more info on my gggrandfather's
line. Ambrose Sweeney was born in Ireland (don't know where in Ireland)
either 12 Oct 1846 or Nov 1847. I do not know his parents or siblings.
He came to America on the ship Britannia entering through the New
York City port in Nov of 1865 and settled in Greene County, Pennsylvania
where he was a coal miner for a number of years. He married Rachel
Lough in about 1883 and they had 6 children, Mary Elizabeth (my
ggrandmother), Donna C., Sarah A., James, John and Clara. Ambrose
died January 12, 1915 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and is buried
there also. Any information on where he came from in Ireland or
who his parents or siblings may have been will be greatly appreciated.
marvearn (at) gmail.com
name is Amy McGinley, I married Michael McGinley he is the son to
Paul McGinley, son to Raymond McGinley, son to Andrew James McGinley
(born May 23, 1881 in Horicon Warren, New York and he died April
15, 1964), son to Andrew McGinley (born Mrch 1853 In New York no
date of death), son to Cornelius McGinley who was born June 19,
1819 in Ireland, and he died Dec. 3, 1906 in Adirondack New York
in Ireland, he married Ellen Duncan. His father was Henry McGinley
(born and died in Ireland), his mother was Catherine Theresa Campbell.
His brother was Thomas Colin McGinley the Writer/Scholar born in
1830 around the time of his fathers death. I am looking for anyone
who might have more inforamation on this particular line, and might
know more information on Henry and Catherine to bring the line further
back. I know my husband's family still has ancestors over in Ireland,
his grandfather Raymond as well as some of his Aunts/Uncles have
to Ireland and have visited with them.
would love to hear from anyone who may be connected with this family
or have information they are willing to share. Thank you and hope
to hear something soon.
ammcginley (at) myfairpoint.net
my name is Rob McGinley and my dad recently passed away. My dad
was called Joeseph McGinley and he was born in Glasgow in 1936 he
had 3 sisters (Margaret, Mary and Juliet), he also had a brother
called John. I believe they lived in Hollybrook Street Govan Hill.
All Iknow of my granparents was my grandad was called Denis. My
dad moved to Milton Keynes in 1965 and my dad was very vague with
details of past McGinleys or any other relations. I am looking to
find out more about my family tree and the McGinley name as the
name means so much to me. Any help would be much appreciated.
robertmcginley (at) btinternet.com
I am trying to trace my Irish ancestors in Donegal but I dont know
where in Donegal they come from so am posting on here hoping for
a clue. My GGGrandfather was John McGinley b 1835 son of James McGinley
and Mary Tinney in Donegal. He had a brother called Christopher
b 1837, John and Christopher went to Glasgow, Scotland in the mid
1850's and settled there. John married a Mary Haggarty in 1853,
Strabane, dont know if this was in Strabane or just the administrative
area as some parts of Donegal were. Can anyone help please.
E-mail: Abbottc81 (at) yahoo.co.uk
in Oklahoma, would like to know more about my family history. Great
grandfather was J. K. McGinley who was married to Margaret O/Daughtery.
E-mail: beccajune69 (at) gmail.com
trying to find out about my great great grandparents. My great great
grandfather was James McGinley, born in Ireland about 1841. He lived
most of his adult life in Port Glasgow, Scotland, and had two daughters:
Mary and Bridget. He was either married to Sarah or Dorothea Sweenie
(or both!), as both names show up in the records at various times.
She could also have been 'Sarah Dorothea' or 'Dorothea Sarah', who
went by either first or second name at various times. She (or they)
was also born in Ireland, and spent her adult life in Port Glasgow.
daughter Bridget married David McClanaghan and they had a son call
Bernard, born in Port Glasgow in 1917, who lived most of his life
in Leeds. Thanks
for any help you can give me.
denzildragon (at) yahoo.co.uk
is April 13, 2010 and I’m inquiring about my Grandfathers family
for which we know very little about..His name was Charles J.McGinley
and lived in Altoona, Pa with my Grandmother Matilda C.Linck. My
father was Leo Linck McGinley and played baseball in Altoona, Warriors
Mark, Spruce Creek and Lakemont PA..I believe all of my fathers
sibling are also deceased..Richard McGinley, Alma McGinley Watson,
Johanna McGinley Hodges, Erma McGinley(?) and Helen McGinley Reagan..Any
help will be appreciated.
E-mail: emcginley2005 (at) yahoo.com
name is Daniel McGinley and I am looking for information on James
McGinley b.1843 in Donegal Co. He Married Julia McLaughlin around
1863. The had 6 children.
Hugh M McGinley b.21 May 1863 Londonderry
James McGinley b. Bet 1865-1868 Londonderry
Daniel McGinley b. 09 Dec 1869 Londonderry
John McGinley b. 1871 Londonderry
Elizabeth McGinley b. 1874 Londonderry
Hannah McGinley b. Abt 1877 in Donegal
In 1880 Hugh came to America and settled in Kansas City Missouri.
Followed by John, Daniel, Elizabeth and Hannah in early 1900s.
James and Julia are my 2nd great grandparents and this is where
I hit the wall. No records for either of them I can find. Only mention
is their names on some of the US docs I found on the ones in the
Elizabeth passenger record has friend listed as Mrs. McKay, 45 Stanley's
Any info on James and Julia would be greatly appreciated. If I can
find the Parish they are from maybe I can break down that wall.
E-mail: danmcginley (at) live.com
2nd great grandmother Sarah McGinley, born 1850 Ireland, was in
Albany, New York from 1868 until her death. I believe her parents
were John McGinley, born 1824, and Nancy Bowers. I have not had
any success linking the family back to Ireland. Any help would be
E-mail: pearce.jeanne (at) gmail.com
got an e-mail a while back regarding the McGinley clan meet 2010
from a McGinley in Philadelphia. Ihave lost his e-mail, Ithink they
own a business. Can you put this up to see if any one remembers
it. My father is Patrick McGinley and we live in killybegs, Co.
E-mail: pauricmcginley (at) msn.com
am looking for information about Rosannah McGinley, born about 1790
in Ireland. She married Constantine O'Donnell in Maryland in 1809
and they had a large family. In 1830 they were living in Franklin
bhawp16 (at) aol.com
I am related to the daughter of Rosannah McGinley and Constattine
O'Donnell. Her name was Rosanna O'Donnell born in Antietam Maryland.
She married Edmund M Reilly. I tried to email BHAWP162aol.com but
it won'y go through. Anyone help me with this family? My line is
their son Daniel Frederick Reilly who married Sarah Elizabeth Stickles.
Their daughter Maud Irene Reilly was my grandmother. I have more
information but need to connect with someone who is working on this
E-mail:bowwow123 (at) comcast.net
for information for my grandad Denis McGinley he appears on the
1911 Ireland Census in Keeldrum Upper Gortahork. His father was
James McGinley who was married to Mary (nee Gallagher).There is
also his brothers and sisters listed (Tague, Catherine, Magie and
Patrick). Also on my grandads marriage certificate his best man
was Joe Whoriskey and Ican find the Whoriskey connection in Keeldrum.
Any information would be very much appreciated as I have come to
a stand still in my search.
robertmcginley (at) btinternet.com
am trying to find out more about a male Byrne who married a Mac
Ginley girl in Killybegs area of Donegal in c. 1830-1840. It is
believed that The Mac Ginley girl was daughter of Sinott/ Mac Ginley
but dates don’t add up for it to have been TC Mac Ginley and Margaret
Sinnott who I believe married in 1864. Any information would be
thehoynes (at) gmail.com
anyone identify the people in the photograph below. It was taken
c. 1900?, of McGinleys from Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
They are believed to be related to Bishop McGinley. Any help is
eolas (at) mcginleyclan.org
am trying to locate any info James Patrick McGinley who was born
in Ireland, unk where possibly Cork, in 1830. He married Margret
McFadden and they moved to the US and had several children, one
daughter was Margaret Agnes McGinley who was born in US in 1863
or 1864 and she married James Paris Kidwell in 1882.
rtparis07 (at) yahoo.com
am trying to find out some information on ancestors of mine who
left Glasgow for New York. Catherine
married James McGinley in February 1878 and had a son named Charles
(born Dec 1878) in Glasgow before moving to Manhattan, New York
in 1882 on the SS Furnessia. On the 1900 census of Manhattan, New
York she was known as Kate (aged 40) and was a widow. Also there
are Charles (son, aged 21) born Scotland, Margaret (daughter,aged
16) born NY, Andrew (son, aged 11) born NY, Thomas (Andrew's twin,
aged 11) born NY, James (son, aged 7) born NY and Frances (daughter,
aged 4) born NY. Catherine's husband must have died between August
1895 and the census. Catherine then went on to marry a William Donohue
on Christmas day 1904 in Manhattan but I cannot find them on any
other census returns. Margaret McGinley (born March 1884) married
a John McPherson on 17 November 1904 in Manhattan. John was originally
from Birkenhead and his father was Bartholomew McPherson (1837-1884
died in Birkenhead, Cheshire) and his mother was Mary Rogan. If
anyone has any information your help would be much appreciated.
colleenhowe (at) independenttalent.com
0.5 acre site for sale in the townland of Swillybrin between Creeslough
and Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal overlooking good country views with
majestic Muckish mountain in the distance. This is subject to Section
47 or possibility of holiday home planning. It may be of interest
to a McGinley returning home permanently or having a holiday home.
Further details available from Eamon McGinley.
eamon.mcginley (at) jjreidmotors.ie
have precious little information on my family tree. Any info would
be greatly appreciated!
My great grandfather was Michael McGinley, born in Ireland in 1827.
He came to the US and married Roseanne Katrina Gates, also born
in Ireland in Sept. 1827. I don't know when they married but they
did live in PA in 1800's.
A son, John McGinley, was born in Pittsburgh around 1858. He married
Mary Henry who was born in Ireland (County Cork?). They eventually
lived in Clayton Co. of WI. John died at an early age in March of
1861. That left Mary to raise their four children: Mike, Anna, Willie,
& Mary. Mary Henry McGinley later married Eugene Fresch whose
parents were French. She died at Gays Mills, WI in 1934 andis buried
in the Catholic cemetery in that village.
Above mentioned Willie was my father. He was born near Gays Mills
WI in late 1890's He married my mother, Grace Gorman in 1930 at
St Philiips Church in rural Soldiers Grove WI. Dad died in Viroqua,
WI in 1968. Mom died in 2008 at the age of 101 years. They are both
buried in the Catholic cemetery in Gays Mills, WI.
That's about all I know. Perhaps someone out there can add new information.
McGinley aka Austin McGinley
austinmcginley95 (at) gmail.com
like to have more detailed info regarding where the following places
are located in Ireland i. e. County et. al: Ardtrea,
Ballymagh... Magh... felt, Ballymedday
The above is taken from documents circa mid-1800's. My
sincere thank you, in advance, for your help.
b18627t (at) oecblue.com
am the granddaughter of Linda McGinley Coogan (1889) and Francis
Coogan of Monaghan Ireland.
McGinley Francis approx. 1912. Linda McGinley had two brothers and
a sister that I'm aware of: Sarah McGinley, Eugene McGinley and
McGinley Coogan moved to Paisley Scotland in 1913 and Johnstone
Renfrewshire Scotland in 1917. She emigrated to US in 1923 with
some of her children.
Eugene and Joseph emigrated at a later date. Joseph
and Eugene never married and lived their life in New York.
McGinley emigrated to the US with her niece (my mother), the daughter
of Linda McGinley Coogan "Sarah Ann Coogan". Sarah McGinley
later married Michael Marinara. They had two sons Edward and Michael.
information about other family members would be appreciated. My
mother Sarah Ann Coogan Crawford passed away Dec 1, 2010 and I've
been trying track her family (mother McGinley and father Coogan)
back to Ireland and Scotland.
roni04 (at) earthlink.net
green at this but fairly certain Robert C. McGinley [8-15-1851 --
7-9-1925 ] married Martha Metcalfe Hiner 12-2-1874 in Indianapolis.
Hope to go beyond this he may be son of Amos W. McGinley [1822-1861]
and he may be son of Amos A. McGinley [1778-1856] ?????
Not 100% sure Robert was Robert C. but the marriage date is good.
Could rest easy if the trail does go back to old Amos A. Any information
thomas.mcginley (at) att.net
I am the great grandson of Jack McGinley, who passed away in 1957.
I am unsure of his birth date, but he lived in Chipman New Brunswick
at the time of his death. If there are any other McGinleys from the
East cost of Canada, or anywhere with information of family members
preceding Jack McGinley, the information would be greatly appreciated.
joshua.mcginley (at) gmail.com
My name is Carol Hann(Ryan) My grandmother was Mary Mcgimbley married
to James Ryan in Ferryland Newfoundland.I grew up in an orphanage
so I didn't get to find out much about my ancestors, but from what
i have learned no one seems to know much about Mcgimbley ,,, actually
nothing, I can not seem to connect the name at all.I was just wondering
if in your research you found the name and maybe could help me.I
figure she would haver passed at least 50years ago, she did have
several children james, john, thomas, frank, margaret, catherine
, all long passed, if you have any information i would love to know
E-mail:carolhann (at) yahoo.com
I was hoping to find some information on my Great Grandfather, Francis
J. McGinley. He emigrated to the United States in August 1911, and
moved to Anaconda, MT. I think he was from Meanacross or Glencolmcille
and was born about 1890 or so. If anyone has any information on
him or his family, please contact me at
jhaffey (at) phillipsmontana.com Thank you.
John F. Haffey
any of the Clann or family have any details of Cú Uladh viz.
PT McGinley? I am researching the early days of Conradh na Gaeilge
(Gaeilic League) in Belfast.
so contact me at sodireain (at) tiscali.co. uk
Thanks Dr Stiofán Ó Direáin
is a letter my father found amongst my grandfather's belongings
when he past (about 20 years back). He had written this, we believe,
to his cousin Ann Meehan, Who was married to an american and settled
in Florida. My father met their son Edward a couple of years a go
when he visited Florida. The letter was written in 1985. My granfasther
is called Peter Ginnelly, from Co Mayo.
mothers maiden name was BRIDGET RYDER and my fathers name was MICHAEL
GINNELLY. The English people say it with a soft G, for example GIN-NELLY
but I assure you it’s sounded with a hard G: GINNELLY.
I was the youngest of the first family and my mother died in childbirth
when I was born. There was eight in the family, five brothers and
three sisters, to-day, 1985, only three of us survive, Greta, John
and myself. My father married again and his second wife’s
name was KATIE McNEILL and they had two children: PATRICK and ELIZABETH
who were my half brother and sister.
All of my Uncles on my fathers side went to the USA bar MARTIN he
stayed in Ireland and died about 1966 age 99yrs. All of my uncles
on my mothers side, RYDER, went to Australia and New Zealand bar
PADDY RYDER. My step mother, KATIE, had some brothers in the USA,
I only met one of them, MICHAEL, when he was in Ireland on holiday,
I was very young at the time.
My brother WILLIE also went to the USA where he died quite some
years ago but his son and his sons daughter were in Ireland not
so long ago, I believe this is NANCY. She called to visit me at
My Father, MICHAEL, had a general stores when I was a youngster
and he used to build cottages in the local area.
When the civil war broke out in 1916 and both sides took what they
wanted at gunpoint, when the British pulled out in 1932 nobody reimbursed
my father for the goods that had been taken. He, Michael, died of
a tumour on the brain in 1937.
I went to England in 1932 at the age of 18 and spent my working
life as a building contractor, mainly doing groundwork and roads
and sewers. I had a good life and was very happy with my wife Margaret
Edna, who everyone knew as Edna. She died in 1975 and I did not
do much work after she was gone. We had two children, Michael and
The name originated in Northern England.
I was born, County Mayo, one of the five counties of Connaught.
Hope this gives you some information, I could go on forever. Remember
to send me a bottle of American Rye Whiskey, I used to get it off
the American forces during the war."
If anyone feels they are descendents
of any of my family I would be delighted to hear from you.
wednesday1376 (at) yahoo.co.uk
Clan, I am studying my family tree and need information on the following
My Great, Great Grandmother on my mothers side of the family was
a Susan Mc Ginley of Donegal Ireland. The information that I can
decipher from Marriage and death certificates are. She was born
in 1860 to a Maddens Mc Ginley and Margaret? From her death certificate
she died on the 5th November 1925 in Victoria, Australia. And had
spent 50 years here in Victoria and 10 year prior in New South Wales,
Australia. Making her arrival in Australia when she was 5 years
old. She had 10 children in total to my Great, Great Grandfather
John Townsend Dennis 1856-1926 he was from County Cork Ireland.
George Townsend 1881-1948, John Townsend Dennis 1884-1954, Margaret
Jane Dennis 1886- ?, Louis Edward Dennis 1888-1918, Edward Dennis
1890-1898, Susannah Dennis 1891-1979 (my Great Grandmother), William
Dennis 1893-1893, Mary Dennis 1895- ?, Walter Dennis 1896-1896,
Joseph Dennis 1899-1902. Any family background most appreciated!
dionnewalton (at) optusnet.com.au
I am looking for any information
on Leo McGinley Long. He was my grandfather and I know nothing about
him except that he may nave been born near Finlay Ohio in or around
1880. He was a poet and published several books of poetry and he
married Florence McKibben in the early 1900s in Muncie, Indiana.
Any information would be helpful. I am assuming that his mother
was a McGinley
stephany_andrews (at) sbcglobal.net
my name is Cindy Lee Anne McGinley I was born March 15 1963 in Ottawa
Ontario. I do not have any information as to my heritage. My father
is John McGinley and my mother is Sheryl Grace Christie, I believe
they were married in 1962 in Maxville Ontario. I have always been
told I was of Scottish descent but after doing some research on
the McGinley name, I now believe I am of Irish descent. If any one
can provide any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank
you to anyone providing any information!
cin_mcginley (at) hotmail.ca
Cindy Lee Anne McGinley
My husband has traced his family
tree back to his 4th great-grandfather Hugh McGinlay who was married
to Agnes Frail before 1798 from Donegal. Their son William (born
in Ireland in 1798) immigrated to Glasgow.
are planning on coming to Ireland next summer (2014) and was wondering
if there is a government records office that we could go to in order
to do more searching. Any help is appreciated.
emcginlay (at) gmail.com
name is Tung McGinley. I was born on July 7th 1970 in Bien Hoa city,
Dong Nai province, Vietnam. I am an Amerasian. I am looking for
my biological father, an American white name is McGinley. He was
station in Ðu´c Tu District, Bien Hoa city, Dong Nai,
Vietnam in 1969 when my mother was 17 years. He worked in Department
of Civil Affairs in Duc Tu district. His job was helping with orphans
and giving Vietnamese foods and drinks. My mother name is Mai Phi
Nguyen (Nguyen Phi Mai); she was born in 1952. My grandmother name
is Mi Thi Huynh or My Thi Huynh (Huynh Thi Mi or My). My grandmother
job was washing and iron uniforms and clothes for American soldiers.
My mother always came to pick up their clothes for my grandmother.
That was how my parents knew each other. Before my father left Vietnam,
he digged an water well for my grandmother at her house. He knew,
my mother was pregnant, so he told his American black friend an
electrician in Long Binh US Ammunition Depot that “please
help him to bring me to USA later when his friend comes back to
USA”, but his friend passed away in Vietnam. When I was a
baby, my father sent me a dog toy and $300. Then, after we moved,
we lost contact with each other.
Also, I have my DNA tests: FTDNA and Y-DNA37 test results by familytreedna.com.
It has shown that my ancestor is Irish and last name is McGinley
as my father last name.
earnestly wish I can see my father, even for once before too late.
I am 43 years old, and I believe that my father is old now. If you
have any information about my father, please give me an email. My
email address is: anhquynh2001 (at) gmail.com
am looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much for helping
anhquynh2001 (at) gmail.com
helping someone with their family tree and I'm trying to find some
information about a Mary McGinley who was born about 1861 in Corracramph,
Donegal, Ireland... her father was a Bernard McGinley. She married
a Patrick Martin of Garvagh in 1882. The Martin family lived in
Tawnawully, Donegal, Ireland.
is family lore that Mary Martin nee McGinley was a poetess. The
only evidence the family have of this is a sentence about her in
the obituary of a family member. There are also stories circulated
among her descendants about the fact that all of her children had
to travel to Dublin and Belfast with her so that she could read
her poetry over the radio. Mary was also active in the Gaelic League
which may be another factor to be considered in the lore.
my question is.....has anyone ever heard of a Mary Martin or a Mary
McGinley in the capacity of a poetess or seen any reference to her
work? It may be possible that she used the Gaelic form of the surname
McGinley. I don't know if there is a Gaelic form of Martin.
It would be wonderful to prove that she did indeed write poetry
and was well known enough to read her work over the radio.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated by the family. Please
contact me... Mary Ann Tate. Thank you.
mabtate (at) gmail.com
I'm writing on behalf of my nana who is 79 years old born on the
13th of April 1935 in Thorn Hill Scotland she has been looking for
her sister and I hope you can help. Her sister was born we think
in 1938 or 9 at Kelloholm in Scotland her parents were Fanny McGinley
maiden name Finnott and father was Michael McGinley they also had
a son called Michael that died when he was young in Kirkconnel age
5 drowned. We believe that when Mary was 2 while they were visiting
Donegal she took ill and was left there with the grandmother and
Mic Heals two brothers think name was John while they returned to
Scotland Micheal and Fanny split up and he stayed in Galashiels
but she never seen Mary again and when she spoke to Micheal years
later 1964 he would not tell my Nana where Mary was as he didn't
want his ex wife to know. This for years has left my nana always
wanting to know where she is. Any help would be great. My nana was
Michaels stepchild but she seen Michael as her dad. We believe they
were near the sea in Donegal place called Gorkaloch something sounding
Regards Andrea Smith
gracesmith13 (at) hotmail.co.uk
looking for further info on my paternal 3x great grandfather Patrick
McGinley (bn Londonderry, Ireland abt.1818 - d. 20 Nov, 1874) my
McGinley members were mostly in Oneida County, NY and spread out
from there. There is a family plot section in Saint Bernard`s Cemetery,
Waterville, NY. I don't know who all in the family is there but
I know some. Including my 3x ggf Patrick. I would also like to connect
with my McGinley family members. Possibly share pictures and research
already gathered. Thank You for any help I may receive. Stacy
fstacyla (at) ymail.com
have found via the 1850 Ireland census that my gggrandfather, a
labourer, was born in Glenties in 1825 or 1826. His name was Patrick
McGinley. He lived in a dwelling with his wife Catherine 23, and
daughter Mary J 2, at the time. He emigrated to US shortly after
and finally settled in Rutland Vermont. Also listed for the dwelling
was Pratt Powers 21, Thomas Deehan 19 and Rickard Cootle. Any information
would be appreciated. Also does any know if the dwelling numbers
(in this case 175) has a corresponding map so that I could find
the general area of this dwelling?
you, Nancy McCaffrey
retirednancy (at) nycap.rr.com
anyone know if there are any descendants of Anne Burns McGinley
and Bryan McGinley in County Donegal? One daughter stayed in Ireland
and married Frank Cunningham. They didn't have children. They lived
in Malin Beg. One son, Patrick, came to America. I think he married
in Pennsylvania. His wife died. He then came to Mississippi and
married Melissa Busby. He then came to Mississippi and married Melissa
Busby, lived in Malin Beg.
lamehp (at) comcast.net
am putting together a trip for a McFadden family living in the US.
I am looking for information on an Ellen McGinely that married a
Taugue McFadden. I believe she would have been born in the first
half of the 19th century. She had a son name Barney, how may have
lived near Glen, Co. Donegal. Any ideas for me?
jeanne (at) jeanne-lewis.com
I am doing some family history and I came across an Owen McGinley
that was married to Unity McGinley (maiden name McGarvey) that emigrated
to America in July 1883 with a daughter Margaret (she was 10 at
the time). I know he was born in Donegal, Ireland, left from Moville,
Ireland bound for New York and I was wondering if there was a relation
to your clan. Any information would help. If you would like the
information about the family tree from Owen to me I can provide
that. Thank you and have a nice day!
mwiland (at) gmail.com
Charles (b 1821), Patrick (b 1825) and Andrew Bernard McGinley (b1828)
all came to America from Ireland together in 1843. Father may be
John McGinley (1799). They may have come from Kilcar or Raphoe.
Andrew married Mary Carr from the same area. They all moved to St
Croix county in Western Wisconsin, in the United States. Andrew
was a Linen salesman in New York when he came. Possibly they were
connected with flax in Ireland. Thank you for any help.
lundc (at) aol.com
am looking for any information on James McGinley. He was born in
approximately 1845 in County Mayo, Ireland. He was married to Mary
Barrett and they lived in Braidwood, Illinois. He died in 1901 and
Mary (Barrett) McGinley died on 2/28/1915 in Joliet, Illinois. They
are both buried in Braidwood, Illinois. From what I have learned,
I believe they had 7 children all born in Braidwood, Illinois (Ann,
Thomas, Bridget, Margaret, Hannah, Anora, and James). Any information
that can be provided, would be great.
lynn22765 (at) yahoo.com
am looking for any information about my GG Grandfather George Haggerty
& GG Grandmother Catherine McGinley.... they were married on
the 24th September 1855 in Ballyshannon Co. Donegal and had 2 children
Charles Haggerty born 1856, Mary Ann Haggerty born 1858 and between
1860 and 1861 they left Ireland and move to Glasgow Barony…
I would like to trace and member of the Haggerty and McGinley families
or if anyone has any information about my families genealogy.
E-mail: yvonnel7 (at) hotmail.com
Bridget McGinley married Peter Gallagher in Carn Donegal Ireland
and a daughter Bridget born 15th January 1865 In Carn migrated to
Australia with her sister Mary. I believe her brother Peter and
perhaps another brother also migrated. She married in Sydney to
Timothy McNamara and their children were born in Western Australia.
The first child Bridget was born in a Hotel run by Patrick and Susan
McCafferty who were related to Bridget, they were from Letterkenny
I have photos and memorabilia I would like to pass on to a relative.
frank.caddy (at) bigpond.com
McGinley - Yusen Travel, New York city. I'm looking for Katherine
McGinley who I haven't heard from in 25 years. It's her birthday
today, Jun 11, and I would've dearly liked to send her my good wishes.
I remember her as a sweet, delightful, beautiful young Irish-American.
She was born in Ireland, but emigrated to the U.S. in the early
1980s after winning a spot via the U.S. visa lottery. Kate and I
worked together 1988-90 at Mitsubishi Yusen Travel, a Japanese travel
agency in New York city at 53 Street and Madison Avenue in midtown
Manhattan. She was also studying to become a Physical Therapist.
At that time she lived in Woodside, Queens, New York city. Back
in Ireland, her dad owned a business that rented out farm equipment.
Neil De Odhar
New York, NY
neil (at) data-flo.net
name is Marie McGinley and I am emailing you from Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, USA. I am trying to add information to a family tree I
first started as a 21 yo girl visiting Ireland for the first time
In 1977. During that visit, I met my grand uncle Paddy McGinley,
my grandfather, Hugh's brother. Paddy lived until 3 months shy of
his 100th birthday in 2003 and I was lucky enough to spend time
with he and his family on my several visits to Dunfanaghy. The last
time I got to see him was 2002. I started the search in large part
because all 4 of my grandparents were dead by the time I was 9 years
old. I continue to visit Dunfanaghy when I can and spend time with
Brian and Bried McGinley on Main Street and their children and families
as they are all very dear to me.
Paddy and Hugh had a number of siblings including Bernard/Barnie.
He is the grandfather of the golfer Paul McGinley, making Paul and
I second cousins.
have long known that my great grandparents were Bryan aka Bernard
McGinley and Mary McCausland. I have also known that Mary's parents
were Michael and Catherine McCausland. I visited their graves in
the famine graveyard. I could never get beyond Michael and Catherine
though and I was never certain of any siblings for Mary. I was recently
sent a marriage certificate for Bryan and Mary that listed Bryan's
father as Cornelius. This is the first time I had seen his name.
No mother information was given.
appears that Bryan (he was referred to as Bernard in almost all
church records) had a brother John who may have married Mary's sister
Sarah, actually before Bryan and Mary married. I have found a wedding
certificate for them. And a John and Sarah McGinley are listed as
sponsors on some of Bryan and Mary's children's baptismal records.
Other possible siblings as sponsors for baptism include Bridget,
Thomas, John. John appears to play a prominent role in Bryan's life
as he was with Bryan when he died on October 31, 1922. John, I believe,
was a few years younger. As an aside, I don't think that John and
Sarah had any children of their own, though I think that Bryan and
Mary's daughters lived with them from time to time as indicated
in the census. Bryan and Mary's youngest child, Winnie, is buried
with John and Sarah.
am trying to find anything that will take me a little further back.
More siblings for Bryan or Mary. Wife for Cornelius. The only possible
record I could find for him was in the Tithe Applotment records
in 1837 paying for property on Runclevin. I think that might be
my Cornelius, because that is an area that Bryan farmed even though
he lived on Main St. It is where Bryan died as it happens as well.
I think my family still owns property there and farms there. I believe
my cousin, John Joe, still keeps animals there and I believe my
cousin Mick (Paul McGinley's father) still owns a house there. On
the McCausland side, I have found some references to a James and
Sarah McCausland who could potentially be my great great grandfather
Michael's parents. If I recall the record I had indicated that James
was also a fisherman or fish monger as Michael was. I have no maiden
name for Catherine McCausland. My family owned some property in
Casey Glebe and, at one point, my Uncle Paddy told me that land
was his mother's. I can see no McCausland's owning property there
in Tithe or Census but wonder if one of the families might be Catherine's.
More recently I discovered a marriage certificate for a Catherine
McGinley, daughter of Cornelius who married a John Collins. A Catherine
Collins and a Thomas Collins are registered as sponsors for one
or two children of Bryan and Mary. I believe that Catherine and
John had a number of children and that Catherine died fairly young.
I believe John and one or more of their children moved to Scotland.
There is no John Collins in the 1901 Census in the Dunfanaghy area
but in 1911 he is back with a Moffatt family (one of his daughter's
appears to have married a Moffatt) and their youngest children were
born in Scotland.
buried with Bryan and Mary is their son Barnie, he died young. And
Catherine McGinley of Fermoy who died in 1907. I am wondering if
perhaps that is Bryan's mother but have no evidence. I am assuming
it is not his sister Catherine as she would likely have been Catherine
assistance you can provide would be most appreciated. I will take
anything related to Cornelius, particularly his wife's information.
e-mail: mizmallow (at) aol.com
am recently working with the members of the Rooney from Dungannon
to locate family here in the US and in Ireland. This project is
related to another project: a Facebook page honoring one of us,
"Chaplain Fr. Daniel /Denis Rooney." He was a decorated
US Army Chaplin in the Korean War. So many are contributing information
about lost family members.
tracing grave stones here in the U.S., we discovered a Sarah McGinley
1913-1923 burned along with the Rooneys in Calvary Cemetery in New
York. This is a mystery to all of us.
Rooneys were from Dungannon. Can you shed some light on who she
Feiler, granddaughter of John and Mary McGlade Rooney
Thanks so much,
Feiler, granddaughter of John and Mary McGlade Rooney
Family Plots in Calvary, Woodside
New York, USA
Plot: section 43 range 12 plot cc graves 9 and 10
pfeiler (at) optonline.net
I am trying to complete a family tree and would be very grateful if anyone could add any information.
My grandfather was John Mc Ginley from Murroe, Dunfanaghy in the parish of Clondahorky, Co. Donegal, born 1st april 1885.
His father was James Mc Ginley from Murroe, Dunfanaghy in the parish of Clondahorky, Co. Donegal, born 1854.
I am trying to trace James Mc Ginley's parents.
I found Francis McGinley (widow) in the Tithe Applotment books for 1834 in Murroe, Dunfanaghy, in the parish of Clondahorky, Co. Donegal.
If you have any queries or possible family connections please contact Eileen Gallagher.
egallagher10 (at) eircom.net
I am looking for any information on John and Hanah McGinley born in Gortahork, Co. Donegal. John was born in 1843 and Hanah in 1851. Thank you very much. Ed Ritter.
e-mail: eeritter (at) yahoo.com
My grandfather was Patrick Joseph McGinley born in Donegal 1877 and emigrated to the USA between late 1890's and early 1900's. I believe his father was Frank or Francis McGinley and his mother to be Hannah Cassidy McGinley. I know he had relatives in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. It is said one of his brothers took part in the Oklahoma land rush.
He eventually settled in Atlanta Georgia and married my grandmother Mary Katherine McGuire in 1911. An elder cousin claims the family was from Kilkar.
Any information would be appreciated.
Jacquelyn Dever Lorenz.
e-mail: mymimi (at) att.net
Brothers Charles (b 1821), Patrick (b 1825) and Andrew Bernard McGinley (b1828) all came to America from Ireland together in 1843. Brother Andrew Bernard McGinley came as a stow-a-way on the same ship as his brothers. By 1860 all three brothers are married with families and living in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Father's name may be John McGinley - mother unknown. They all came from County Donegal. Looking for information about family who did not immigrate and other siblings as well. Other brothers that stayed behind were Hugh (b 1818) and possibly John (b 1820). Thank you. Candace Lundgren.
e-mail: lundc (at) aol.com
I am looking for connections to my family. My Father was Patrick Leo Ginley aka Leo Ginley. He was a talented violinist and broadcast many times in the 1930’s and 40’s on Radio Éireann and the BBC. His father was Thomas Ginley, blacksmith, last known address Quadrant street, Belfast. Any information would be great. Thank you in advance. Leo Ginley.
e-mail: lginley (at) hotmail.com
I am searching for information about my late father, Bernard McGinley, son of Mary and Dennis McGinley from Donegal. He had other children in the Philadelphia area. My name is Bernadette and I was born to Anita and Bernard McGinley in 1955 in Philadelphia.
E-mail: philybern (at) aol.com
My name is Sharon nee McGinlay (from Glasgow), I've been trying to trace back my dad's family line and have became stuck. Therefore any help I can get to shed light on my ancestors would be greatly appreciated.
My dad is James McGinlay born in 1937 (Glasgow) married to Margaret nee Paterson. His siblings are Margaret (died in childhood), Elizabeth, Ellen and Irene.
His dad is James McGinlay born in 1910? (Glasgow) married to Ellen nee Boyle. His siblings are Edward, Hugh and Margaret.
His dad is John McGinlay married to Elizabeth McCafferty. His date of birth and country of birth is unknown possibly Ireland or Glasgow. I'm unsure if he had siblings.
Any help/info or tips would be greatly appreciated as I've exhausted other avenues.
E-mail: homershaw (at) msn.com
I am looking for information related to my great grandfather and great grandmother. His name was James McGinley (05-14-1892) and her name was Anges McGinley (07-14-1898). Her maiden name was Graham. My great great grandfather’s name was Anthony McGinley. My great great grandmother’s name was Mary Kelly McGinley. I believe James was born in Ireland, but my family believes he grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Anges was from Glasgow. They came to America and found a home in Detroit, MI sometime around August of 1929. Agnes and James had three children (Jessie, Michael, and Margaret). James had a sister named Mary McGinley Henaughen and some brothers. The two names I have for James’ brothers are Michael and John McGinley. I was also given an address for the home James purchased in Detroit. 15746 Hartwell. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Kenneth McGinley Prichard.
E-mail: kenmprich (at) yahoo.com
My father John McGinley (born Dumbarton, Scotland) passed recently and though we grew up with stories of the family you always think you have more time to get it all down formally. I'm hoping someone can add to, correct or fill in the blanks of the history I remember. Thank you for any help.
John McGinley of Bruce Hill, Dumbarton Scotland
Siblings: Charlie, Tim (died age 3), Winnie, Beatrice, Eddie, Kate (Catherine). Anthony (Tony) Parents: John McGinley & Catherine Callaghan McGinley born and married Creeshlough area, Ireland.
No info on Catherine's siblings but her parents were: Timothy and Beatrice Callaghan. Siblings of John: Maggie (Margaret), Annie, Charles, William (Willie), Mary, Patrick. Parents: Charles and Winifred McGinley. It's possible that Charles had a brother Jim but I'm not sure of that. Nor do I have much info on the Callaghan side. Thanks again for any help.
E-mail: catmcgin (at) gmail.com
I was excited to see the Roarty name (my mother's maiden name) on your 'Neighbouring Clans' page. We just completed our initial trip to Donegal and wish we had located this information prior to our visit. My question is if anyone is aware of a good source of information about the Roarty clan, whether a person who does research, a website, or other materials. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide! Michael Martz.
E-mail: gmm0117 (at) gmail.com
I am looking at the McGinley family for a McGinley friend, who now resided in Jarrow / Hebburn, Tyne and Wear England. So I am trying to find the following. Marriage, parents and siblings. I know the following.
The banns for marriage for John and Bridget was on 13th November 1852 in Selkirk, but there is no actual date of the marriage form the report taken from "Scottish People".
Do anyone know when this marriage took place and who their parents were?
I know that by the 1861 census John (aged 28) and Bridget (29) both came from Ireland and resided in High Street, Selkirk.
Again do anyone know where they were actually born, and when, and did they have any siblings??
John and Bridget had 4 children in Selkirk, then moved to Jarrow / South Shields, where they had another 2 children, and where Bridget died in Q4, 1865 aged 33. John then remarried on the 30th June 1866 in South Shields to widow Jane Donoghoe / Woods.
I have all the names of the children, and other information in the Jarrow / South Shields, Durham, so I only need to see if anyone can help me with John and Bridget marriage, their siblings and their parents. Thank You
E-mail: stanb106 (at) gmail.com
I am looking for my grandmother's family. Her name is Margaret Mcginley who married James McLaughlin. Her brothers and sisters are Charles (Australia), Bernard, Madge Mcginley Reilly ("Massachusetts, USA), Ellen Mcginley Harrity
Delaware USA and my grandmother Delaware, Mary married a Coyle, Nancy or Anne married a Doohan, John and Phillip. Her parents were Bernard Mcginley married to a Nancy or Anne McCafferty and they were registered on 1901/1910 census in Gortahork. Would welcome any information on brothers and sisters my great grandparents and their parents and families. Thanks.
E-mail: nancyhuntcoleman (at) gmail.com
Hi, I am trying to find more information on the following family and wondered if anyone could help me please? I am interested in both families. Unfortunately I have very little. John Whittaker was the father of both James and William Whittaker. William married Mary McGinley, I'm presuming in the early 1840's or late 1830's. Possibly in Creagadoos where I think William came from or where-ever Mary came from. I don't have Mary's father's name.
Could anyone help with their marriage please?
I do know that they had at least three children:- William born 1 December 1846, Thomas born 1 November 1849 and Mary born on the 16 May 1854 all in Creagadoos.
I can't find anything else on any of them, marriages, deaths or what became of any of them. Would anyone be able to help with William, Mary or the childrens' deaths please etc or anything on the Whittaker family?
Kind regards, Cran.
E-mail: elnnwhtl (at) blueyonder.co.uk
I'm hoping to connect with family still living in the Creeslough/Letterkenny area. I am the grandaughter of John McGinley born Dec 1899 in Creeslough - died Sept 1947 in Dumbarton, Scotland & Catherine Callaghan McGinley born Jan 1900 - died Oct 1964. Married in Creeshlough area, Ireland.
My father was John McGinley of Bruce Hill, Dumbarton Scotland born Dec 1927.
Siblings: Charlie - born in Creeslough ~ 1921, Tim (died age 3), Winnie, Beatrice, Eddie, Kate (Catherine). Anthony (Tony)
Great-grandparents Charles McGinley & Winifred (of house 14 Creeshlough according to census records) may have had 14 children including: Maggie (Margaret), Annie, Charles, William (Willie), Mary, Patrick, John, Sophie, Betty, Joe and Jim.
Any help connecting with family is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Catherine McGinley.
E-mail: catmcgin (at) gmail.com
I am researching the MCGINLEY surname and am hoping that someone can help me. I have a William MCGINLEY of Gortermon Townland who dates back into the 1700's. He connects to my MCGINLEY/MAGINLEY family in some way. I believe that he is possibly the Father or Grand father of my John Maginley born ca 1820 - Ireland This man was married to Margaret STEWART born ca 1820 - Ireland I also have a Thomas J. MAGINLEY born ca 1843 - possibly of Aghavass Townland - Ireland. He may have been married to Anna Elizabeth BERRY d/o James BERRY born ca 1820 - Cavan Townland - Scotland & Mary STEWART born ca 1820 - possibly of Corraneary - Scotland.
The information shown in Griffiths Valuations Records does mention these people. As can be seen my information appears somewhat limited. I do sincerely hope that some one may relate to it in some way. I give many thanks, in advance for references. I live in United States of America. Bev Thomson.
E-mai: b18627t (at) oecblue.com
Hello, hoping to find connections to the family of Margaret McGinley who was born about 1909, from the Gweedore area and working as a housekeeper/servant in Belfast in the 1930s? Thank you. Jane.
E-mai: jigsaw_51 (at) yahoo.co.uk
Hi I am Donna McGanley and I'm looking for any information on my Grandad Francis Matthew McGanley/McGinley born 1920 in Ireland not northern. He may have a brother Patrick. He enlisted into the English army in Northern Ireland date unsure of but he was only 14 so would have been 1934. He was in malaya with the royal engineers around 1948 to 1950.
We think he left the army around 1955 and lived in Gilmorton Leicestershire until he left no other trace of him from then on. Can anyone help me? TIA. Xx contact me Donna McGanley.
E-mai: dottydonna (at) sky.com