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A Coogan Family of County Monaghan

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2017
-More input from Gerard Golden.

2016
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan.

2015
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan.

2014
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan.

2013
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan.
-Internet: Success at Archives.com - had a complete index of the 1940 US Census (free!!).

2012
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan, Brenda Miska, Kathy Moran, Robert F. Coogan JR.
-Visited Library of Congress in Washington, DC - researched City Directories.

2011
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan, Robert F. Coogan JR, Christine Coogan Bagliani.
-Visited Family History Library (Salt Lake City) - searched Vital Records, City Directories and Census Records.

2010
-More input from Amanda Saffer, Tamara Quesenberry, Joan Fitting Scott.
-Internet: Success at Newspaper Archive and Google News Archives - both had extensive files of newspapers.
-Web Pages: COOGAN RESEARCH GROUP - Site hits 300 researchers on 17 August.

2009
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan, Elizabeth Curtin, Lenora Coogan Fitting.
-Internet: Success at Old Fulton NY Post Cards - had extensive files of New York State newspapers (free!!).

2008
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Aileen Coogan, Lorraine Coogan Lodge.
-Visited Seattle Public Library - searched Washington State Vital Records, City Directories and Census Records.

2007
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Elizabeth McGovern Herskovitz, Elizabeth Curtin.
-Visited National Archives in Washington, DC - researched 1930 US Census.

2006
-More input from Iola Hennebry, Chicone Fox.
-Visited Montreal (QC, Canada) and Quebec Provincial Archives. Found earliest records of our Coogan family in North America. Photographed COOGAN stones in Cimetiere Notre Dame des Neiges (Cote des Neiges) in Montreal. Also visited Griffintown - now a parking lot!
-Y-DNA: Confirmed link between Terrence "Farmer" and Owen "Trader" using FamilyTreeDNA.com

2005
-More input from Iola Hennebry, Michael Thuesen, Goldie Kolar Smith, Elizabeth Herskovitz.
-Web Pages: Moved website to new server hosted by BlueHost.com.

2004
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Iola Hennebry, Frank Ruse, Jackie Dougherty King, James McCusker, James B. Coogan.
-Visited San Diego Public Library - searched California Great Register of Voters.
-Visited Howard and Fayette Counties, Iowa, where the Hugh "Explorer" and Terrence "Farmer" families settled after moving from Kingston. Photographed COOGAN stones in Oelwein.
-Visited Ireland for the first time! It was only the Shannon Airport, but I look forward to returning...
-Web Pages: COOGAN RESEARCH GROUP - Site hits 200 researchers on 26 August.

2003
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Candace Finfrock, Sharron McCusker, Brendan Dougherty.
-Visited Boston Public Library - searched Boston Globe and Boston Herald obituary indexes.
-Internet: Success with Historical New York Times website. Success with Brooklyn Daily Eagle index website.

2002
-More input from Pat Connor Coogan, Iola Hennebry, Mark Cygler, Bill Sheeley, Frank Sheeley, Tamara Quesenberry, Candace Finfrock.
-Visited Sutro Library in San Francisco, CA - researched City Directories from Boston, Brooklyn, Cambridge, NYC.
-Visited St. Louis County Library in St. Louis, MO - researched in 1870, 1900, 1920 US Census.
-LDS: Researched Personal Ancestral Files.

2001
-Continued interviews.
-Input from Pat Connor Coogan, Iola Hennebry, Mark Cygler, Bill Sheeley, Christine Coogan Bagliani, Colleen Coogan Collins, Kristina Hughes, Evelyn Miller, Frank Sheeley, Tamara Quesenberry.
-Visited Kingston, NY - photographed quarries in Hurley, cemetery plots of Sheeley family.
-Mail: Saint Joseph's RC Church: Requested baptism records.
-Web Pages: COOGAN RESEARCH GROUP - Site hits 100 researchers on 25 January.

2000
-Continued interviews.
-Input from Pat Connor Coogan, Iola Hennebry, Mark Cygler, Bill Sheeley.
-Visited Samford University in Birmingham, AL - researched Tithe Applotment Records (Monaghan, Armagh).
-Visited National Archives in Washington, DC - researched in 1900, 1920 US Census and New York City Directories.
-Visited Library of Congress in Washington, DC - researched City Directories from Boston, Cambridge, Brooklyn, Kingston.
-Visited Massachusetts State Archives in Dorchester, MA - researched vital records, Boston City Directories, Mormon Microfilm of Boston (Death Certificates).
-Visited Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz, NY - researched Kingston City Directories.
-Visited Kingston, NY - photographed COOGAN stone in St. Mary's RC Cemetery in Kingston. Also visited Patrick Joseph Coogan's inn in North Front Street.
-LDS: Researched Brooklyn City Directories, Rhode Island Vital Records.
-Mail: Kingston Library: Requested Obituaries.
-Internet: Success at Ancestry.com - found lots of great information using their Scanned Census records.
-Web Pages: COOGAN RESEARCH GROUP - added site search feature (FreeFind.com). Website appeared in a Yahoo! search for the first time!

1999
-Found Pat Connor Coogan's message board post about her husband's Coogan family from Kingston, NY. Finally linked to the rest of our Coogan family in the US!
-Continued interviews.
-Visited Massachusetts State Archives in Dorchester, MA - researched vital records, Boston City Directories, Mormon Microfilm of Boston (Death Certificates).
-Visited Samford University in Birmingham, AL - researched Griffith's Valuation (Roscommon).
-LDS: Success with Vital Record CDs.
-Internet: Success at FamilySearch - found great great grandparents (GOODMAN line). Success at GenForum - met a third cousin in my PERRY line.
-Web Pages: Learned HTML program language to improve web pages. Split project into two pages - COOGAN RESEARCH GROUP and A COOGAN Family of County Monaghan (this web-site). Created mailing list to connect COOGAN researchers.

1998
-Continued interviews.
-Visited National Archives in Washington, DC - researched in 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 US Census as well as immigration records.
-Visited Massachusetts State Archives in Dorchester, MA - researched vital records, Boston City Directories.
-Web Pages: Created web page using Ultimate Family Tree software and AOL Personal Publisher.

1997
***Research on COOGANs on hold. Traveled to Italy to conduct research on one of my other families - IPPOLITO.

1996
-Continued interviews.
-Discovered a cousin who was also researching my COOGAN family - she provided me with data on NY COOGANs and more Roxbury, MA COOGANs.
-Internet: Opened America Online account - no luck with internet genealogy due to sub-standard computer.

1995
-Continued interviews.
-Discovered a cousin in Montreal who had data from that city on COOGAN family - she sent 1861, 1871, 1881 CANADA Census data to me.
-Visited Latter Day Saints (LDS) Family History Library for the first time.
-Discovered Social Security Death Index.

1994
-Continued interviews.
-Visited Samford University in Birmingham, AL - researched Tithe Applotment Records (Monaghan) and Griffith's Valuation (Monaghan).

1993
-Continued interviews.
-Traveled to visit my two great uncles in NM - they knew a lot about the COOGANs in Roxbury, MA and mentioned the MCCLIMONT family of NY.

1992
-Began data collection.
-Main sources of information: my father, my grandmother, and my great aunt.


This website would not have been possible without the assistance (and patience) of the following individuals:

Dottie Coogan
Irene Coogan Golden
James J. Coogan IV
Evelyn Miller
Mark Cygler
Kathy Moran
Frank Sheeley
Colleen Coogan Collins
Tamara Friday Quesenberry
Sharron McCusker
James McCusker
Mary Beth Dougherty Rotkovich
James B. Coogan
Michael Thuesen
Trish Moran Jones
Joan Fitting Scott
Charlie Coogan
Virginia Ippolito Coogan
Pat Connor Coogan
Aileen Coogan
Steve McVicar
Arlene Sheeley
Christine Coogan Bagliani
Melissa Quesenberry
Brendan Dougherty
Carrie Coogan Keating
Frank Ruse
Goldie Kolar Smith
Chicone Wurscher Fox
Lorraine Coogan Lodge
Robert Francis Coogan JR
Brenna Coogan
Robbie Coogan
Gerard Golden
Bill Sheeley
Kristy N. Benefield
Mary Geltmacher Killian
Iola Johnson Hennebry
Paula McGeough
Candace Coogan Finfrock
Daniel J. Dougherty
Jackie Dougherty King
Geraldine Lennon Hein
Elizabeth McGovern Herskovitz
Elizabeth Curtin
Lenora Coogan Fitting
Brenda Miska
Mollie Coogan

* R.I.P. *



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