I am trying to research my family history but have hit a dead end with my GG Grandfather, Michael Albin Bates. He was born 1889 in Cape Breton (Glace Bay or Sydney). He married Lucy McNeil from Glace Bay. They lived in Sydney where he worked as a jeweler. The family then moved to Detroit.It is there that I hit the wall. He left his family there and basically vanished. I did find that he died in California (in the 80's I think) but that is all I know. If anyone has any information regarding Albin or even this family line I would love the help.