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I am trying to trace my family's lineage and was wondering if anyone had any helpful hints?
My last name is Behanna, and I have managed to trace my family back to the early 1800's here in Pennsylvania. My trail gets a bit fuzzy at this point. Our family's first generation here in the states goes back to a James Behanna. The tricky thing is my research has suggested that Behanna was not our original family name and that it was more along the line of Buchanan or even Bohanah (federal census records show both of those names for James prior to settling on Behanna) and our family's lore suggests that he and his wife Sarah were actually born in Scotland. There are also no birth records for either of them being born here in the states. The earliest records show that he may have adopted the Behanna name when he first arrived in Washington County Pennsylvania. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I may further continue my search? Even just where to begin to look? I would really appreciate any suggestions or tips because I really don't want to get my hopes up but it would be very exciting to prove our Celtic heritage