any mcatavey's in ireland
When I started to research my mothers family I asked two uncles if the could remember there Grandmother and they said no.
So I thought that was that, several months later I asked if they had thought about what I had asked, one uncle said all he could remember someone saying do not play with the Midlothian lot because they are rough
That was the very clue I was looking for and sure I did find the information very useful
The moral of the story is don't give up asking . What may not seem important to them could be your life line to moving on