One in ten Americans can claim membership in the Irish heritage demographic, and our immigrant ancestors all have amazing stories to tell. But certain ancestors sure do make it difficult to find those stories!
Gram Goes to Gretna Green
My grandparents' wedding photos weren't your typical portraits. In fact, they were hiding a clue to a family mystery.
Coming To America: John Reedy Edition
John Reedy paid a fortune to come to America on a ship that was eerily similar to the RMS Titanic. It was so similar, in fact, that I wondered if John Jacob Astor himself would make an appearance! So, funny story about that...
June Brides and Lockdowns
When I wanted to learn more about my great-grandparents' wedding, I thought it would probably take a week or so to find that one record I needed. Oh, pre-lockdown me, you were so optimistic...and so very, very wrong.
Portraits and Presumptions
Every brick wall has a name, and the most beautiful one in my family is named Anne Kennedy.