Dear Joanna, There aren't very many people named Straney on the genealogy sites.If Straney is your grandmother's maiden name, it won't be very difficult to find her.
Here is a copy of a hit I got on Ancestry.It's a family tree called My Unique Family Tree, and the person is Mary S. Straney.She was born in Antrim, Ireland.Antrim is the county for Belfast.She died in Lackawanna County, PA, which is the county for Scranton.The tree has her parents' names and the name of her husband.It also has the county where she was married in Scotland!I also have a copy of a hit for the Scotland Census in 1861 for Mary Straney.
o BIRTH:dd mm 1858 - city, Antrim, Northern Ireland o MARRIAGE:date - city, Lanarkshire, Scotland o DEATH:date - city, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA o PARENTS:name surname, name surname o SPOUSE:name surname Mary S. Straney My Unique Family Tree On Ancestry
Here is the copy of the hit for the Scotland Census of 1861. NAME: Mary Straney BIRTH: abt 1857 - Ireland RESIDENCE: city, Lanarkshire
1861 Scotland Census
Ancestry is giving free access to its travel and immigration databases until Sep 5.Unfortunatley it doesn't include the family trees people have posted. Sincerely, Kate Hagel