Go to your local FHC. They will assist you in finding if OPR films of
the Parish data and if it is available. There are Parish registers held
by churches in Ireland including Donegal churches. look at the scripts
site below. He was born in 1856 when was he married and if in Ireland
it is in the Registers. Maybe a marriage cert will give up info, there
are many avenues to look at .
Visit some web sites such as:
My site at: (some data there and also a page of Links
Lindels site at:
You have just started to look. it may take years to locate the birth
I have been looking for my GGF for years and still have not found where
he was born in Ireland, but Someday!!!!
Thanks for your efforts but nothing seems to match my McElwee's.
I was just
informed that births were not recorded before 1864 so I guess I'll never be
able to get the record of my G. Grandfather because he was born in 1856.