Welcome to the Dorais branch of our family's genealogy. We come
from Northern California, Eureka and San Francisco. We come from
Quebec (at least we think we do). We come from Ireland,
Counties Kerry and Kilkenny and Down. And we come from Middle
America, from Betsy Ross and her third husband John Claypoole.
So far, we have been able to discover very little about the Dorais
branch of our family. There are not many left alive who remember,
and we haven't had as much luck locating cousins on the internet
as we have with our other branches. So this is truly a working
I'd like to thank 2 people that I have found on the net who have
helped tremendously in determining who some of these elusive ancestors
were. First, Greg Fewer, from the Waterford Institute of Technology
in Ireland, who has been searching for us, trying to discover
if we are indeed related....the jury isn't in on that one yet,
but he's still looking! Second, Cindy Arnold in Eureka, California,
whom I found on the look-up volunteer page of the Humboldt County
GenWeb site. She's not even a possible cousin, but she searched
far and wide and found pages and pages of information about our
Hanna and Lothian pioneer families.
So... a BIG thank you to
Greg and Cindy! Couldn't have done it without you!