Ireland Genealogy: Finding the Irish inside You

The Irish are known to be hot blooded and pleasant people. They are also known to be hardworking people and have that distinct tight English accent. The Irish has a very rich culture and history where sometimes it was pleasant and some history have been quite bad for the Irish.

irish speakers at the family history conference

Today, the Irish population in America is considered to be the second largest in the United States. Making up 34 million in the year 2000 United States Census, the only larger self-reported ethnic group is German Americans.

Because of the Protestant persecution of Catholics, many Irish Catholics migrated to the United States. Even before the revolution, the American Irish populations were quite large in the United States. Most Irish served as domestic servants and most Irish American males worked in canal building and civil construction jobs in the Northeast of the United States.

In fact, there are so many Irish Americans in the United States that many people in New York who claimed to have Irish heritage have larger population than Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Most Irish Americans settled in the United States largest cities, namely, New York, Boston, as well as Chicago and San Francisco. You will also find small but tight Irish communities all over the United States. So, if you have Irish blood and is interested about your Irish heritage, you should try and hire a genealogist that specializes in family cultural history, specifically the Irish culture to help you on your quest to find who you really are.

picture of irish family history

Finding your genealogy is a fun activity for your family. Who knows, maybe you are related to some of the famous Irish American in the United States. With the large numbers of famous Irish Americans, there is a large chance that you may find your Irish culture. In some cases and if you are lucky enough, there may be a chance that you may find your distant relatives still living in Ireland today.

The Irish are proud people and Irish Americans today are taking part of politics in the United States. Most Irish Americans also serve in the military, police, and as firefighters. In fact, John F. Kennedy is one of the most famous Irish Americans.

So, if you have that Irish blood in you and you want to rediscover who you are and where you came from, you can consider getting your genealogy traced. Who knows? You may be related to some of the most prominent Irish Americans living today.

heraldry shields on irish genealogy

By finding out about your family’s past, you will be able to know how your family lived and struggled during the hard times in the United States. Knowing about your proud history means that you are proud of being Irish. So, if you want to know more about yourself and about your family, try finding that Irish in you through various Irish American genealogy website or through professional genealogists who specializes in Irish American culture.

heraldry in Ireland

  At the forthcoming 2009 International Family History Conference to be held in August tehre will be many experts in attendance who will be more than happy to help you with research into your Irish family history. You will find many fascinating and sometimes amazing facts about your Irish decent that you can be proud of.


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2 Responses to “Ireland Genealogy: Finding the Irish inside You”

  1. M.A. Ramsey says:

    I am in search of several Irish family names. They are; Cronin, O’Mahoney and O’Leary all from County Cork, Ireland. I have more information on the O’Mahoney’s and the O’Leary’s, example the siblings that came to America and when and where they came. The O’Leary’s were four borthers who came to the US in 1815. Arriving I think, in New York. The brother Richard stayed in the north settling in Patterson, NJ where he founded a hat factory. In 1834 he returned to Ireland to assist in the settlement of his mother’s estate, she is Mary (Pearse) O’Leary. Richard didn’t return to the US and we can assume he died in the country of his birth. He had two sisters, Nora & Patricia O’Leary. I look forward to any information found on the four brothers who left home & the three who settled 1st in Georgia and later in Mississippi where they became prominent citizens. All four boys were educated at Trinity College/University of Dublin.

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