Hello, I am traveling to Ireland in two weeks and it occurred to me that my grandfather, James Wilkes from< I think, NC, may be from Ireland. All I know is that he married, Maude Lee Kilgore must be in 1915 or so because she was born in 1900. I have no idea where to begin. I know he moved to Pike County, Ky, and was a coal miner? Any ideas would be so much appreciated. My entire family is deceased and where to begin?