Can you connect this large family based on a former unknown?

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She started as an unknown LNAB and I began researching. Now it is a family of 15 people (in Canada and the northern US) and I can't get it connected to the big tree. Margaret McCann married William Sheehan. There are Leahey's and Sullivans and Hogans and Belleaus....I've spent countless hours on this, I can't see it any more and invite someone else to finish this. Thank you!
WikiTree profile: Margaret Sheehan
in Genealogy Help by Pam Smith G2G6 (9.1k points)
retagged by Steven Harris
Pam if you can edit the tags associated with your question, I think you'll get more response.
Please tell me what you would change....I'm new at this...could you show me how you would do it? Many thanks!
Hi Pam!  Regarding the tags, just make them 5 separate tags instead of all one tag.  That way, WikiTreers who are following any one of those names will get your post in their personalized feed.  I hope i explained that in a way that makes sense.  If not, let me know!

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Hi Pam

I think i have managed to connect them.  

Joseph Belleau's wife is an O'Donell/O'Donnel, and, like many Michigan residents of that time, her parents were both from Canada.  I'm fairly familiar with the Canadian records from that time frame, so i poked around.

It turns out that her mother had a brother already connected to the tree. So i just added the grandparents, Bernard Hinds and his wife Alice McBride, both from Ireland.  There are quite a few records available, and a lot more family members.  I didn't make profiles for any of the others.  

Thanks for your persistence on this one, Pam!

Cheers

Shirlea

by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (175k points)
That is Wonderful news!!! Thank you so much!!!   (I only have about 10 more of these!!LOL!! ) I’ll remember you when i have Canadian profiles!!
Where can i learn how to make (five) different tags on a post??
Please do call on me if it is Canadian!
regarding separate tags, just add them one at a time.

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