Dear Nancie, Interested to see your note re Ginnevan Family of McDonough Co, IL in the 1850's-1880's.Some members of the Ginnivan family came through Boston USA in 1863, notably John and 4 brothers.They then settled in the State of Victoria, Australia.John is my great grandfather; he was born in Tipperary in 1833 and died in my hometown of Benalla, Victoria.
I am interested to know if the Ginnivans of IL were closely related to the 5 brothers who came to Australia.Did the the 5 call on relatives in Boston? or Illinois?
Perhaps you have never heard of us...We are now several hundred in "the land down under".
Enjoy the research. Paul Ginnivan (b.1945, of Francis Joseph, of William Matthew, of John b.1833)