I looked into the McIntyre association, but apparently Mac An TSaoi (McAtee) and Mac An tSaoir (McAteer or McIntyre) are different families, though some thing they may be related in the very distant past.
Your story is not unlike my own. I found some genealogy work that deceased family members have done in years past, and coupled it with what I could find online and through ancestry.com, thus beginning my own roots study. I am reasonably certain of my liniage to Scotland in the early 1700's to a Mackatee, then found some blurb that his father spelled his last name M'Ghie, which led me down a path to MacGhie and the Mackay clan.
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