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I am trying to trace the details and the location of their burial place of the parents of Bernard Nellis/McNelis/McNealis (various iterations of the name).

Bernard (Barney) was born somewhere in South Donegal in January 1827. I have no other details, other than he married a Bridget Molloy before they emigrated to the USA in 1847.


I spent two days a few weeks ago tramping the graveyards around Ardara and made a note of 12 graves of people buried in the 1800s who might be Bernards parents or siblings that didn't emigrate.

I attach the family tree I have compiled so far. If you recognise it as part of your family, please contact me at or via this message board.

Paul Kennedy

Thursday 9th Jun 2022, 06:30PM

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