I'm trying to track down the ancestory on my mothers side of the family. All we have is what we know since my grandpa arrived here in the US around 1890. His name was John Donahue Burns (my mom says it was spelt Byrnes in Ireland) and he married Ellen J Hallisey in San Francisco. My great grandpa was born in Tirrerary, Ireland around 1872 (according to old 1920 US Census record) and Ellen in County Cork, County Clark, Ireland, around 1882. I know Ellen had a sister who died here in SF, and supposedly brothers back in Ireland. If anyone could help me out with this, it would be greatly appreciated!