McKiernan in NJ, just starting my search
i am just starting out my search and need some serious help on the mckiernan side of my family.
My father was Richard McKiernan b 09 Dec 1931 weehawken, NJ d 05 Nov 1984.My mom & brother dont have anything for me to go on besides the below.
He was born to Margaret McKiernan- this was her maiden name though - most likely born out of wedlock, family rumor is that she had as many as 10 kids with several fathers.Richard was raised by dorothy carl who married henry (henry was richards step father for much of his life), dorothy was a cousin or probably a niece to margaret mckiernan, they lived in new jersey.
margaret had a brother joe or jim or john --
who had a daughter kelly mckiernan
and connections or suggestions of where to start looking would be really appreciated.