I've just contacted some new McGonigal cousins in New Jersey USA.
They are definitely my relatives.
One of the details that they have provided is that a Joseph McGonigal was
born in Donegal in 1881.
No details have been provided to substantiate this birth but they say it was
in the Malin area.
The parents would have been William McGonigal and Mary Ann Niven his legal
wife.. or MAYBE Susan Nicol or Nisbet a partner ?.
I have checked various sources ..even Scotlands People in case they were
mistaken, because all the other children were born in Scotland.
William did go to Ireland but I don't know when or with whom.
Does anyone have a list of births in Ireland about that time ..1881 ?.
Frank McGonigal Ont.Canada.