Thanks for replies to date, I have now finally gotten started researching my Coghlan tree. I am finding it difficult to get along this line, there are so many! I have got to William Coghlan abt1835 Dublin, and possibly married Mary ? in 1861 and died in Lancashire 1898 (about 63yr old) Resided in Gorton area. 3 children, William 1860, Mary A 1863, and Andrew 1866- 1919 (and married Laura Jervis) Andrew and Laura were my great grandparents. I also heard through a family member that a Coghlan ancestor headed for Philadelphia. If anyone can help further, or may be connected,please get in touch. (formerly andy6196). Happy researching and best regards, Andy Coghlan.