My mother always said she was an eighth Irish. It was good to know on St. Patrick's Day, but otherwise I didn't pay much attention.
About 20 years ago I developed a big interest in my Irish roots, but she had passed away and I hadn't listened. No one else in my
family came forth with any help so I started with her obituary and spread out from there. It took a long time, a lot of miles, and considerable
expense, but I hit the jackpot in Nebraska, where I found a distant cousin who provided me with a bonanza of information. Our great-great
grandfathers were brothers who emigrated to America and ended up marrying sisters from England. It was a wonderful find because all their information
could be used on my side, too. I cannot wait to share the info with you.
NOTE: After reading the copy, I see some typos. I am in the process of getting a program that will enable me to make corrections in pdf. Will do that
soon. As a proof-reader, typos drive me crazy.
Our Irish Roots
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