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!
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.
Four Mistakes and an Obituary
I finally found the correct record for my great-grandfather, but it wasn't a discovery to celebrate. My only thought was, "I hope this is all a mistake."