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People with the Irish-origin surname Devine, or any of its variations, in their ancestry.

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Comment by Joanne Giardino on September 9, 2016 at 7:04pm
I meant Devine. Not Decime
Comment by Joanne Giardino on September 9, 2016 at 6:58pm
My 2nd Great Grandmother was Maggie Decine, born 1867
She was married to James Clabby. They lived in Longford Ireland.
I think she may have been born in Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland.
Her father was Eugene Devine & her mom was Julia Courtney.
Comment by Donn Devine on July 29, 2011 at 6:28pm

Yes, I believe the Longford line in our project very definitely came from Tyrone.


I located a fifth cousin in Donegal, still farming on the townland my great--grandfather came from in 1849, through records the old-fashioned way. He did a DNA test, and was, quite expectedly, only one step distant at 37 markers from my first cousin. Unexpectedly I'm at a two step distance from my first cousin, in that 1% probability range. DNA's like that.


Can we use email to avoid having to log on to GenWise each time? I'm

Comment by Eileen Souza on July 29, 2011 at 5:22pm

Sources used: an old IGI entry, 1861 UK census, baptismal record from Irish Family Research, a letter written in 1913, and godparents in another baptism.  I need to write a Proof Argument for this.  I would feel better if I could have found baptismal records for her siblings on Irish Family Research.

I am only a beginner in the land of DNA.  Does that mean that the Devine family you mention may have migrated to Co. Longford from Co. Tyrone?  I think I will make a point of getting my sample sent in the FamilyTree DNA.


Comment by Donn Devine on July 29, 2011 at 3:34pm

Nice work Eileen. What sources did  you use?

You may have noted that we have one Devine from County Longford in our Y-DNA Devine project. His haplotype closely matches those associated with the Devines of Donaghedy Parish, County Tyrone, hereditary locale of the Ó Duibhín sept.

Comment by Eileen Souza on July 29, 2011 at 8:42am

I have received my Family Finder kit but have not sent it off yet. 

Recent research that I have completed leads me to believe that Mary Devine was the daughter of John Devine and Rose Taylor and that she was born and baptized in Co. Longford, Ireland.

Comment by Eileen Souza on May 14, 2011 at 4:03am
Thank you for the suggestion. I had been considering the "Family Finder" test but now have more motivation to pursue that approach.
Comment by Donn Devine on May 9, 2011 at 11:10pm

Eileen, my immediate recommendation would be FamilyTreeDNA's "Family Finder" test, which is not gender-dependent, and can spot relatives from any of your ancestal lines, out to thrid cousins and a bit further.  Then sit back and hope one of them tests, too, and your match shows up.


Your Devine ancestor is too far back, and with too few identifying items, to have mush hope that traditional documentary research will yield an answer. DNA testing  will, at a minimum, give you additional identifying ancestral  information, which possibly can be matched with others who have tested,  although the test can't tell which specific ancestral line is the match.


If you can locate a Devine male-line descendant who is willing to test, that will give you a much more specific DNA signature that can be associated directly with your Devine forevbear, and hopefully find matches with other related Devines--although you won't be able to determine the exact degree of relationship through DNA alone.


Good luck!

Comment by Eileen Souza on May 9, 2011 at 5:59pm

I am researching my g-g grandmother Mary Devine, born in Ireland about 1831.  She emigrated to County Durham, England, where she met and married Edward Noble, born about 1826 in Ireland.  The had my great grandfather, Thomas Noble, and his siblings before emigrating again to the US to settle in Locust Gap, Northumberland County, PA.  They are one of my brick walls as I am trying to trace them back to Ireland.



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