I have done quite a bit of research on my grandmotherMary Mceveney m. Alexander Steel. The family originated from Ballymeena, N Ireland, Came to Scotlans using the name Sweeney or McSweeney for several years before moving to Shotts. I have records from 1855 or abouts from Ireland.
If anyone is interested, have a look at some of my trees mostly from Cambusnethan and Shotts. My pages are also linked to Shotts History Group's Web site