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My grandfather

My grandfather, William J. Alcorn, left the Dunfanaghy-Hornhead area for America in1899. He last returned home to visit along with m y father Raymond (then aged 8Yrs) in 1922. Would there be any way to find if there are any Alcorns still living in the area?

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www.themillrestaurant.com/contactus.php

Restaurant owners.

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Try looking in the phone book.

http://www.numberway.com/phone-numbers/14/

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There is every possibility although it is a name that I have not come across.The most recent Irish census published was for 1911 and there were around 250 Alcorn's listed in Co. Donegal

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Sign up here and post, you might get more information.

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Alcorn is not a common name in Ireland but is found in many locations in Donegal, principally in the northern part of the country with a particular concentration in parishes between Malin Head and Horn Head on the north coast. If you are keen on more details of your ancestry, contact Donegal Ancestry in Rathmelton - www.donegalancestry.com

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great idea, thank you.

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wow! how could I view the cencus list? thank you very much for your input

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thank you for the information. Im going to follow your advise & see what I can find out.

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Hi Raymond,

Prepare to be stuck to your laptop unable to prise yourself away, once you start to look at the census. It takes over your life.... I've been there,,,,

www.nationalarchives.ie/

There is so much information here, it's a fascinating read. 1901 & 1911 are available to view now.

Have fun, B. ( take regular breaks for drinks!!!)

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thanks B. I especally like that last part. spoken like a true Irishman! SLAINTE!

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