Thank you Annette! I will follow up on your suggestions.
I hope to find something because we have lots of info on John Macdonald in Ottawa. You see I found my 2nd cousin who had the family album and bible. Through the Candian census records I learned John was the deputy slide master at Chadiere Falls (relates to timber slides).
Anyway, thank you for taking the time to respond. I have been searching for over year for suggestions. I am in the US so if you know of a trustworthy researching groups in Ireland or Kildare -- let me know. I couldn't pay much.