Hi James, I feel your pain...I found the family name of Powers in Emmette, Michigan. Big Irish settlement. My uncle, Francis Cogley's grandparents are Powers....also if you follow this family they will lead you to Ohio.
I'm looking for "McDonalds" families from LaSalette, my great-aunt, Mary Kiernan married Thomas McDonald. Mary's uncle is Rev Corcoran priest at the church in the late 1800's, Out Lady of LaSalette. The information I'm looking for a what year/ship that Mary & her brothers, cousin came to US or Canada. I located Mary & Patrick in Canada or Michigan around 1887 but can't find them before that. Also the land that Mary & Thomas McDonald once owned by Ed McCarthy...which happen to be Mary Kiernan McDonald future brother in law. How do I find land records from LaSalette in late 1800's or early 1900's?