I am hoping to trace my ancestry on my fathers side as his mother Mary Ellen (nee Clarken or Clerkin) died in about 1926 at Newcastle upon Tyne, England when my father was about 4 years old. His father James Gallagher Rogan died on 23 November 1953 at Derby, England when I was only 3. So I never met my grandmother and cannot remember my grandfather.
My own father James John Rogan; but known as James Patrick Rogan by everyone; was born on 17 June 1922 at Taylor Street, Sligo. At that time his father James Gallagher Rogan was a Merchant. I believe he owned and ran a shop on Taylor Street, Sligo which sold general groceries and provisions as well as wines, spirits and beer. Sadly my father died in Derby, England on 23 December 1999, so I am unable to ask him for any more information.
I hope to be able to trace any close family members as I believe that my father had at least one half-sister after his father re-married.