Hi Ralph, Thanks for your reply. I've explored that avenue a little and I managed to get some information.The only thing is that I fear that the O'Flynn name mightn't have been in use back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of my ancestors we either in the Coastguard or the Royal Navy and therefore they would most likely have gone under the name of Flynn instead of O'Flynn. I have found out that a lot of my ancestors served in different Coastguard Stations around Ireland, and so they tended to move around a bit. I have managed to go back as far as finding out who my great-great grandparents were as a result of I coming across an old Baptismal Certificate for my great-grandfather, John Flynn, who was baptised back in February 1828 in the Catholic Church in Passage West, County Cork. I also found out that my grandfather, James Stephen (O)Flynn was born in the Ballymoney Coastguard Station in County Wexford back in December 1874. I also found out that he had at least 3 brothers, and that one of those brothers, George, emigrated to the USA back in the late 1920's. I know that he had 3 daughters when he left Ireland, but whether he ever had any sons, that I don't know. I don't even know where in the States he actually settled. Any help from that front would be appreciated. Many thanks. Tim.