I am interested in starting to trace my family tree. I am a member of the Coghlan family which I beleive to have originated in Ireland. My father always maintained that all Coghlans, unlike Smiths and Jones's were all related. As I am just starting out, the only information I have is as far back as my Grandfather, Horace Coghlan who was a member of the Staffordshire fire service and a local counsillor who was Mayor of Stafford for two years 1955, 1956. He was a very prominent figure in the town and still talked about. He died in Nov' 1966. He had a street in the town named after him. There are many Coghlans in Stafford and we are all related although I do not know them all. If I can help you out in any way I would be happy to do so.