History of Ireland and Your Heritage – FamilySearch March 5, 2021

I saw this on FamilySearch recently – History of Ireland and Your Heritage: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/ireland-heritage-history/. Article is longer, but here are some details. I included the section headings below.

March 5, 2021 by Amie Tennant 

Did you know there are no wild snakes in Ireland? If there weren’t already a hundred and one things to already love about the Emerald Isle, this might be the best! With low central plains and coastal mountains, Ireland is a most beautiful backdrop to a rich heritage of myth, legends, and tradition.The most important source of your Irish ancestors’ BMDs for the past 150 years or more are civil registrations. Fortunately, civil registration information for millions of people is available online—much of it for free. Here’s where to look for Irish civil registration records and what you’re likely to find. 

Irish Heritage Today

Though Ireland only has a population of about 4.9 million, Irish heritage is widespread in the world. It is estimated that nearly 32 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2018; in Britain, it is estimated nearly 6 million residents can claim an Irish heritage two generations back.

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The Irish Diaspora

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Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day

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Irish Genealogy

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https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/ireland-heritage-history/

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5 Responses to History of Ireland and Your Heritage – FamilySearch March 5, 2021

  1. GP says:

    My grandfather immigrated from St. Kitts. On the U.S. census, he wrote British as his nationality, but on his citizenship papers, he wrote Irish. Where the heck should I start?

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    • Depending on when he emigrated, Ireland was part of the U. K. until independence about 100 years ago. For the census, it would be British. But the vast majority of Irish tend to think themselves as Irish. If he was born in Ireland, he probably was Catholic and the Catholic church tends to have good records short of fires, floods, or other natural things that ruin records. Likewise, I haven’t studied the UK history too much, but they do census records.

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      • GP says:

        Thank you.

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      • You are welcome. If you haven’t done a DNA test, that’s one option you may want to consider. Ancestry has the largest DNA database from the major DNA companies that offer DNA tests for genealogy purposes. I have tested with all of the major DNA companies for genealogy purposes. I wait until they are on sale to buy them. MyHeritage covers Europe better and it should be having a sale soon. If you go to their website and add /kit, the kit includes a DNA test for $59 and includes $199 in total value.

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      • GP says:

        Thank you.

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