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Irish Family History Research

I understand that everyone on St. Patrick’s’ Day will say they have Irish in their family history even when they don’t. Why not!  It is time to celebrate. Spring is almost here and summer after that! Check out these fun videos from the history channel on St. Patrick’s Day fun, http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day.

How difficult is it to research records from Ireland? Check out this site for help. One of the best explanations of what is available for research comes from John Grenham, http://www.gov.ie/en/essays/genealogy.html.  

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

For more prayers and blessings go http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/bless.html

Louise Todd, www.familyhistorysimplified.com705 252-4467  

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