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My great grandparents Patrick McKinley and Grace McKinley left Ireland for Canada in 1845 with childrens Patrick, John, Sarah and other siblings; the oldest one Anne stayed in Ireland.

Found information that Patrick was baptized in Culfrieghtrin and that we are apparently related to the American president Mckinley.

Thanks for your help

[edited to add tags for Ireland and Canada]
WikiTree profile: Sarah P. McKinley
in The Tree House by Sarah P. McKinley G2G Crew (760 points)
edited by Debi Hoag

hi Sarah, if they came to Canada in 1845, then it is highly likely they went through the quarantine station at Grosse Isle.  There is actually a project dealing with that station, you might want to check them out.  Add it to your tags on this question to draw their attention.

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A big welcome to you, Sarah. I saw McKinley and my heart jumped. I thought, "Oh, good, someone who can help me with a family in North Carolina."

Jump right in. If you need assistance, this is a great place to ask.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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Welcome Sarah. It sounds like your great-grandparents had quite a journey! Have you found records for them yet, regarding their migration? I have a branch myself that came over from Ireland, but I haven't had luck finding her parents yet. She came on her own and her name was a common one. I hope you have had much better luck with yours!
by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (645k points)

I have found this site https://registers.nli.ie/ and verified every baptismal records in every county of the McKinley clan and found my great uncle records with noted parents Patrick and Grace McKinley as parents (ggrandparents)

Note when Patrick Mckinley left Ireland, he moved to the Plantagenet area in Ontario Canada.

I am confident I will find other pieces to assemble the McKinley puzzle.

Thanks for your reply

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