Hi, Joan. I note the Moylough webpage which discussed your Griffin ancestors from Ballinrooaun, Parish Moylough, and your visit there in 2014.
We have extensively searched for our Griffin-Connelly ancestors in Galway for many years. Eleven members of our family have had DNA testing. From DNA matches and the documentary records, it appears they may have arisen from east-southeast of Tuam, within perhaps a 7km radius of Moylough.
I am interested to know if any of your Griffin Ballinrooaun descendants have had DNA testing. Would you be willing to email me about this?
Thank you. Maureen Reed
mreedWednesday 2nd Oct 2019, 03:57PM
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I am not aware of any Michael Griffin in our Griffin family tree. My earliest record is John Griffin born 1817 which is probably not a sibling due to the age difference. Also all my Griffin ancestors migrated to the Boston area.
I personally have not done a DNA test and do not currently subscribe to ancestry.com. However my mother's sister did do an ancestry DNA test a few years ago. Did you get any close matches with your test? She would be three generations removed from my John Griffin ancestor. I will see her next week so can try to find out her test results number. Will let you know what I find out.
Thanks ever so much for your quiick reply, Joan. Yes, my sister's DNA is through Ancestry, and I would be eager to look there for your aunt's results. If she has not uploaded to GedMatch.com, could you ask if she'd be willing to do so? (It's free, highly reputable, and rather simple.) Many of my other family members have tested through FamTreeDNA, so GedMatch would be the best way to see if any of these match w/your aunt. As you suggest in your note, if there is a relationship, it is at best 3rd cousins and more likely to be 4th, 5th, etc.
Please feel free to share my contact info with your aunt. We are probably best served by trading these names and kit #s through private email. Thank you again.
Hi, Joan. If you had an opportunity to visit your aunt earlier this month as mentioned, I'd be intensely curious:
1. if she has uploaded her DNA to GedMatch or is willing to do so.
2. what name she used in Ancestry.com. I am eager to look for this when analyzing my sister's Ancestry matches. My sister is listed as "R.R."
3. if she is aware of any other Griffin Ballinruane descendants who have done DNA testing.
I am afraid this is a dead end. I am sorry about that but my Aunt is 91 and no longer knows what her password is or her user name or if she even wrote the information down. She had only provided me with a report of her ancestory mix.
I am the genealogist in the family and am not aware of any others having a DNA test.
HI, Joan. I’m not one bit surprised that at age 91 things like passwords and usernames lose their importance. You’re lucky to have an elderly aunt with decades of wisdom, perspective and memories. I agree with you; this does seem like a dead end. The only other thing would be that if you are comfortable giving me her full name (including married name), I’ll search my sister’s Ancestry matches and see if any reasonable facsimile appears. Then we should leave it at that.
Hi Joan and Maureen
We had correcsponded previously re: Griffins as I admin the local FB DNA group for Menlough / Killascobe
Joan - it would be wonderfu if you could revive your aunt's account as she is one generation closer to the common ancestry You would need to call ancestry when you are with her and just provide her email address or even use her email address on ancestry.com and click change password If she has forgotten her email password then she can change the email address via ancestry phone call
It would be too bad if it went to waste
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