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Hoping to find Gilbane (or Kilbane) families in the Carrick-on-Shannon area

Hi,  My name is EileenGilbane Miller.  My husband and I will be traveling to Ireland in mid-March 2018 and are hoping to find any Gilbane or Kilbane familes still in that general area.  My Grandfather, John Joseph Gilbane was born/baptised in Jamestown in May of 1865.  His parents were Michael Gilbane and Anne Foley (Anne was from Loughlyn, Roscommon).  He came from a family of nine children, most of whom immigrated to the USA in the late 1800's, settleing in the Rhode Island area where there were several other Gilbane families, also from Leitrim.  I've gone through the microfilm records of the Catholic Parish records  for Kiltoghert Parish and documented all of the Gilbane/Kilbane births, deaths & marriages that I could find, trying to figure out the relationships between the various families, with out much luck.  While our time in Leitrimwill be limited, it would be wonderful to meet some 'family' while we are there. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that contact can be made.  Thanks,  Eileen

Eileen Gilbane Miller

Monday 12th February 2018, 03:10PM

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Kiltoghert (Leitrim)

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  • Eileen:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I will contact our HQ to see if there is a local volunteer who covers Kiltoghert parish. I did check the online Irish phone book which is only a partial listing of phone users and did not see any records for Kilbane/Gilbane in the Carrick on Shannon area.

    Although it will be too late for your March trip, you may want to look into autosomal DNA testing.

    Have a great trip!

    Roger McDonnell

     

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Wednesday 14th February 2018, 08:28PM
  • Hi Roger,

    Yes, I've done extensive DNA testing and I've had several male Gilbane relatives test as well.  I think it is finally beginning to provide some answers as I have been in contact with a Gilbane family who may be 3rd Cousins.  They are scattered, some in England, Australia, other areas of Ireland, as well as in the US.  While it hasn't answerd all of my questions, DNA certainly does help with brick walls.  

    Thanks for looking at the phone books.  I've also done some searching in the Leitrim newspapers.  Even Facebook is proving to be a resource.  Now I wish my trip was longer - oh well, maybe another time!!

    Regards,

    Eileen

    Eileen Gilbane Miller

    Monday 26th February 2018, 05:37PM