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THE QUINNS OF DONEGAL
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(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 missing link.
 
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!
 

I AM UPDATING THIS SITE AS SOON AS I CAN.  I HAVE FOUND THAT I AM NOT GETTING NOTIFIED WHEN SOMEONE SIGNS MY GUESTBOOK.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN IT, BUT YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO EMAIL ME DIRECTLY AT patty719@msn.com   THANKS FOR BEING PATIENT WITH ME AS I ATTEMPT TO GET THE NEWEST INFORMATION IN PROPER ORDER!  DON'T FORGET - EMAIL ME DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE!

WHAT'S NEW??
In the past year, I have accumulated a lot of new information concerning the Quinn family of Donegal.  Please bear with me while I update this information as soon as possible!

Please see my family history page for the information that has been gathered so far.
 
Here's a "short" list of some of the research I personally am working with:
(Not included here is the information concerning the line farther back in time.  We have some information; however lack of concrete records makes it difficult.  Our family line has been handed down verbally through the family in order to keep it alive after records were destroyed in Ireland.) 
 
Daniel Quinn, born ca 1720, Donegal or Tyrone.  Died 1777, Donegal.  Buried Drumholm graveyard.  Son:
 
Daniel Quinn, born ca. 1750 - either in Donegal or Omagh, Tyrone.  (evidence leads us to believe Omagh, as there is living family there today who support this information)  John is just one of his many children:
 
John Quinn (may have been named John Patrick Quinn or Patrick John) b. ca. 1785-90, somewhere in the southwest portion of Donegal.  Although it is highly possible he could have been born in the area of Omagh, County Tyrone.
 
His wife, Bridget Murphy, born same. 7/2007 Update on name!  Recent information indicates her name was Nancy Mruphy.  So.... it could be either Nancy Bridget or Bridget Nancy Murphy.  She was born in Leghowney, Donegal.
 
Son: James Quinn, born 1828, Ballintra
POSSIBLE Son: Donal Quinn, born 1814, Rosilly Bar 
Son: Patrick Quinn
Son: William James, born 1836, Ballintra/Laghy?
Son: Edward Quinn
Daughter: Mary Anne Quinn
Daughter: Catherine Quinn
Daughter: Kathleen Quinn
POSSIBLE Daughter: Rose Quinn
 
FAMILY NAMES CONNECTED TO US: (the "short" list - there are more!)
McGonigle
McCadden
Forde
Travers
Cassidy
Gallagher
McMullin

Want to check out what other Quinn researchers are looking for? Check out my group! Hopefully, we can ALL find our missing Quinns!

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Along with any comments, please put who you're looking for in your family line.  It helps us all, because your surname will cause google to pick up the word and get it out into the world.  You might also find a connection listed in other's postings!