If the Furlong name is from Ireland it is likely, genuinely, "Furlong", not Ferland.The Furlong name originates from Wexford County in the south east of Ireland.You say that Alex Furlong is listed as"birthplace Ireland"and his wife (name not shown) is from Scotland.If Alex was Roman Catholic then the church where they were married would probably have his wifes maiden name.There is a good chance, since his wife was from Scotland, that she was Presbyterian, converted to R.C. If I were looking for George Henry Furlong, born in Syracuse, New York, I would begin by checking census records to locate the family (area they lived in). The census may show their religious affiliation. Then research church records in that area. You may just zero in on him and his parents.Then I would begin with an email campaign on the "Wexford General Post", Ireland.I don't know the website address but I have been to their website and they are great people. Good Luck.BTW: My research takes in Restigouche County in the northern part of New Brunswick, Canada as well as the Gaspé Coast of Quebec.