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Old 29th May 2005, 15:34
Graham-MacElroy Graham-MacElroy is offline
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I am trying to find out more about my father's side of the family. His father came from Glasglow to America in the 1920's. That is all I know as he died when my father was just 4 years old. Any information would be appreciated.
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Old 29th May 2005, 23:17
Polwarth Polwarth is offline
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There seems to be some dispute about whether McElroy is an Irish name brought to Scotland by Irish immigrants from the time of the Potato Famine - or whether it is much earlier than that and may be a corruption of MacGillivray. Or, another theory is that is it a sept of Clan Grant. I suggest you do a websearch for Clans Grant and MacGillivray, and you may find more information.

Two Scottish sites which may be worth looking at are
http://www.Electricscotland.com and http://www.rampantscotland.com

Did your father have your grandfather's birth cert etc? Even his date of birth may help you find where he came from in Glasgow (it's a large city!) - that may help you find family members who may still around in Glasgow.

Good luck with your research
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Old 30th May 2005, 19:39
Graham-MacElroy Graham-MacElroy is offline
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Smile MacElroy & Graham search

Thank you so much for your speedy rely to my questions.
The facts you gave were very interesting. I hope to come to Scotland someday soon and would like to know as much as possible about my family's history as possible. I will try the web sites you suggested. Again, thanks.
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