Ann,found your posting on the Mc Aleer forum. I am your cousin John from Paisley, son of your aunt Mary McAleer, your mothers sister and of course we share the same grandfather Patrick McAleer of Dromore, Co Tyrone.
I am new to this family research but have been given many names and dates from our uncle John McAleer, the youngest of Patricks children and the only one who is still with us I think. I am going to Ireland in the Spring (2008) and hope to visit Dromore, the home of our ancestors.
I see from the postings that you have been in touch with Betty, wife of Owen McAleer in Australia, who I hope to get in touch with too.
I am not only researching one Mc Aleer, but two! As you will know, my mother is Mary McAleer,married to John Mullen in Paisley,1936. Turns out his grandfather, John Mullen from Tyrone also married a Mary McAleer from Tyrone.
I don't believe she is from the same family of McAleers as Peters daughter Mary was not born until 1867 and this Mary McAleer must have been 1860 at most.
I am interested to know if you have come up with any earlierMary McAleers from your family research.