Can anyone help me trace my paternal line?
My father (Michael Anthony Crawshaw, originally Coen) was born in December 1952, in Halifax. My grandparents (Michael John Coen & Agnes Coen nee Smorthit) subsequently got divorced and Agnes remarried (Dennis Crawshaw) in 1960, at that point Dennis adopted my father and his brother (Stephen P Coen). My family never mentioned anything to do with my grandfather when I was a child and i still have very little information about him, other than approximate year he was born (1931) from my grandparents wedding certificate and that he was Irish and his father was called Thomas. I've found this to be a needle in a haystack to try and find where in Ireland Michael was born and more details of his mother. I have really struggled with this branch of my family tree and have been researching for ~8 years and still made no progress. I'm really hoping that someone or this group as a whole can help me break down this brick wall in my research.