Hi Gale, I spoke to ger. odonoghue today, she is not sure if there have any connection to the Gaffney side or not but she will enquire. At the moment iwas looking at www.familysearch.org. the old site, on the I.G.I.. There are 66 michael births listed. i managed to look at the first 14,i was interruptedsupposed to be web maintenance. after i have sent this message i will try & look through the rest of them. 3 of the 14 were born outside of marriage in 1816 1817 & 1821. the other 11 are not your relatives. the above seem to be around the Cork Kerry area. I am just trying to find which michael's have a father James. there were donoghue's in the following places also. Antrim, Cavan, Clare, Dublin. all the best for now. jim.