Kathy (and David, too, if you get this message) ~
Just caught your old Message Board query (from Aug. 1999) asking for information on George Drought of Kings Co. (Offaly), Ireland who emigrated to Canada in 1826 with wife Mary Ann (nee Short). The reason I noticed it was I was pulling up some surnames that pertain to Racine, WI ~ and George & Mary Ann Drought's son Tom and a daughter both settled in Racine in 1838 (their parents followed late in their lives). George & Mary Ann had 12 kids, which you may know.
To make a long story shorter, I have access to a book that contains George & Mary Ann Drought's family history. It also includes the most fabulous old, old photos of son Thomas and his wife, and of the Drought Homestead (built in 1853) with old Thomas and Caroline and three of their kids rocking on the porch! If you'd like me to scan these things in for you, give me an email at email@example.com
and let me know.