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Eagan and Devanney from Mayyo - left prior to 1890

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My Father's parents emigrated from County Cork (Millstreet) in 1895. Grandpa was Cornelius O'Sullivan and grandmother was either a Lenahan or an O'Leary. They wed in Manhattan in 1898.

My Mother's forebears were Eagan and Devanney out of Mayo. Mother's mother's father was Mike Devanney. I'm estimating that they left Mayo prior to 1890. U.S Immigration truncated O'Sullivan so I was born a "Sullivan", subsequently marrying  an Irish-Welsh descendant named Parry.

I am more than delighted at your outreach. Over the years I've visited Ireland many times, including glorious Galway,  and encourage my children and grandchildren to do the same.



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Hi sir


General-North/South America: Do you know much about their emigration? The dates, the reason
why they left, who they may have travelled with?..etc..Generally more information was given at
the port of arrival rather than the port of departure. If you knew which city they arrived at (e.g.
Liverpool, New York, etc.), this could be a good place to find more information. -And perhaps even
find out an exact place of origin.

Ellis Island

: http://www.ellisisland.org/search/passSearch.asp


: http://www.castlegarden.org/

US National Archives/Immigration info

: http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/
The Boston Pilot; From October 1831 through October 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a
“Missing Friends” column with advertisements from people looking for “lost” friends and relatives
who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States. This extraordinary collection of 40,743 records
is available here as a searchable online database, which contains a text record for each ad that
appeared in the Pilot. http://infowanted.bc.edu/
The next thing you could do is find the counties and places in Ireland your family names are most
prevalent. Look at the website http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/ and perhaps
something will match some other clue you may have found elsewhere? If nothing turns
up – it is advisable to try different variations of the spellings of the names. If you have a possible
first name you could try the Irish Census 1901, 1911 at www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ or the land
valuation record called Griffiths Valuation


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