Moynahan Surnames

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Gratitude for My Connecticut Cousins

These precious Coughlin photographs arrived in the mail from my Connecticut cousins
2018 will be forever known as the year that I broke through my Coughlin ancestry brick wall and I continue to learn more and more about this branch of our family tree.

I am truly grateful for the generosity of my Connecticut cousins who have shared so much information and precious photographs with me so that I can share them with the rest of our Coughlin kin in Ontario and Michigan.


Still Waiting for the New York Department of Health

I mailed away for my 2nd great grandfather Michael Coughlin’s death certificate and I have not yet received a response? (Michael Coughlin died in Poughkeepsie 16 Dec 1921)


Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

I mailed it on the 27th of February, filled out the forms and included the fee (international money order from Canada $43.78) to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Genealogy Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

I do not even know how to follow up on this but I think that six months should have been sufficient time to locate the document? I have sent them an email today and hope to hear back.

Coughlin - Pucino photograph

The picture above is of Margaret (Coughlin) Pucino (1899-1964), standing in the rear with her children, daughter Evelyn (Pucino) Shea (1925-2016) and sons John (Jack) Pucino (1920-1983) and Daniel (1923 - 1960) Pucino, Jack being the eldest and tallest.  Her mother, Lillian (Griffin) Coughlin (1882-1965) is seated on the left. The woman on the right is unknown and it is thought that it may have been Lillian's mother, Rachel McNamee. 

William H Coughlin (1901-1913), Daniel John Coughlin (1874-1948) and John J. Coughlin (1904-1925)
This photograph above is possibly the last photograph ever taken of the young boy on the left William H. Coughlin (1900-1913),  before the tragic accident at St. Peter’s School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (see below)

Photographs are treasures, links to our past, our stories and I am incredibly grateful for my Connecticut cousins for so generously sharing them with me.