I'm glad that I was of some assistance to you. I wasn't expecting any one to read it. If you have any more questions I would be really happy to look it up. I have just reciently become interested in my heritage. I have been reading this book that has all this info on the Girtys and some of it is really interesting. Could you clear something up for me; on a lot of the historical sites, it says that Simon was indian. I asked my father and he nearly ripped my head of for thinking such a thought. Another question, do you know, I mean, ummm...where did Girtys come from, I've heard it was Ireland?