(Last date site was added to and updated: 6 October 2006)
IF, after reading through what I have posted here, think there could possibly be a connection, drop me a line.
I have much more information regarding the Quinn families who stayed in Ireland and are still there today. This includes
names of children, some dates and in many cases marriages of the children.)
I have started this web page to try and bring together the Quinn family of the world.
In the past twelve years, I can't count the number of times I've ran across postings and questions concerning the
Quinn family of County Donegal.
Most of us corresponded with each other for a while, then decided we are probably not connected. I've spent a lot
of time reading through these posts, and have come to the conclusion that we ARE probably connected to the same family.
Your Quinns may have gone to other countries. They may have stayed in Ireland. And some may have left and
returned home again. But I'm betting that you trace back to a certain region of Donegal, and a particular time period.
At this point your research stalls, right? Records were destroyed in history, or have simply gone missing.
This is my proposal. Let's band together in our search. I honestly do feel we are all talking about the same
family. I'm also betting that somewhere, buried in our records, one of us has the missing information. We just
don't realize it.
Maybe it was something that was sent to you, but in looking it over, you thought it wasn't your family. So you
tucked it away to look at another time. Or someone in your family married into the Quinns and your records contain the
My own great grandfather was one of around 12-20 children. We have only found 7. Three are confirmed.
The other four, we are still working on. We are also fairly sure my great great grandfather also came from a large family,
and we cannot find the information for them. Or - we may HAVE found it, and don't realize it yet.
So, please, if you have Quinn family that was located in the southwest portion of Donegal, which would include areas
around Ballintra, Ballinakillew Mountain, Lisnapaste, The Oucht, Rafoarty, Rosilly Bar, Laghy, Stranass, Stranorlar, and any
other villages in a nearby region, contact me! It's so apparent that we are talking about the same family, but they
were so big, and so many small pieces are missing, we don't realize it.
It's worth a shot for all of us to try!