Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors
Donegal families are an interesting mix of native Irish families and of Scots-Irish who came to the county from the 17th century. It experienced a high level of emigration both to North America and also to Scotland and North of England. This new and greatly expanded edition sets out the range of Donegal genealogical sources available to the family history researcher. It devotes a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed. Common names in the county include O’Neill, O’Donnell, Bonner, Barr, Bradley, Duffy, Friel, Gormley, O’Kane, Gallagher, Harkin, McBride, McCafferty, McDaid, Patton, Morrissey, Ward, Sweeney It is also one of the counties which experienced a high level of emigration to North America and elsewhere.