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Jim Breslin

Joined:January 13 2007 (9 years ago)
Genealogy surnames I am researching:Breslin/Breslan/Breslen/Brislin/Bresland/O'Breaslain

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Edward F Shevlin BRESLIN family tree
Jim:  This is a fine family web site.  I was hoping I would find a definite link to my BRESLIN lineage, but I'm still stymied trying to connect to Ardara circa 1800-1840.My great-great grandparents were Patrick SHOVLIN/SHOVELIN and Agnes BRESLIN from the Ardara area (Killybegs Lower or Inishkeel Civil Parishes), but I haven't been able to determine the townland ... Possibly Aighe or Barkillew, two areas where both SHOVELIN and BRESLIN families are listed in Griffith's Valuations.I estimate they were born about 1790-1798 because their son, Patrick was born Abt 1815-1820 and died 25 Dec 1864 in Glasgow, where my GF, Thomas Francis SHOVELIN was born.I have been in contact with several BRESLINs and SHOVLIN/SHOVELINs with Ardara connections, but still no matches. I will visit Ardara again later this year for more research trying to identify BRESLIN and SHOVELIN relationships.   I would appreciate any potential sources you may know going back to the early 1900s.
8 years ago
Jim Breslin BRESLIN family tree
Hi,Many thanks for your enquiry.I do receive many queries every Month and attempt to assist with every single one.Briefly,Your Breslin family pattern may fit into the "Lower Killybegs" Parish (similar to my own) There was a thread of 2-3 Agnes Breslin's within that Branch.One agnes was on the Ellis Island emigration list, Second one i believe (May be your one) Married a Shovlin, and the Third according to my lists died at an early stage (9/10).I will hold your email and I shall Look further inti your query , as i do visit Donegal as many as 7-8 times within the year in my quest to complete a full and complete Family Tree.You may let me know what date(s) you will be in the Donegal area as it may be possible to meet and discuss Our heritage.I am presently considering, along with other relatives, a Family Reunion for all Breslin connections worldwide. Kind Regards,Jim Breslin.   
8 years ago