Filtrer kildene

lør, okt
6 Nye artikler

The American rock star, "The Boss", Bruce Springsteen and his family can be traced back to County Kildare. 

Christy Gerrity from Rathangan, Springsteens 2x great grandfatherj was kind of a trouble maker.

According to the Irish Independent, Gerity was in 1823 arrested and put into prison under the Insurrection Act, due to rent payments and related evictions of the time. 

Guglielmo Marconi’s biography reveals an incredible link with the creators of one of the world’s most famous Irish whiskeys.

National Radio Day 2017 is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a look at the incredible Irish connections of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi and his mother’s famous family. Yes, National Radio Day on August 20 is a day made for the Irish, who have a great fondness for radio, maybe because of our great fondness for chatting and talking.

As the world mourns the loss of the Rhinestone Cowboy, here's what you need to know about the singer's Irish connections. Country legend Glen Campbell passed away at age 81 on August 8 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.  

The most telling piece of ancestry comes straight from Campbell's mouth. Campbell told the Scottish Daily Record, "My mom Carrie Stone came from Tipperary in Ireland.

Over four million Irish immigrants came to the United States between 1820 and 1930. Their surnames are still common around the country, especially in historic enclaves in the Northeast.

Many originally had a tell-tale “O” before the name, which meant “descendant of” in Gaelic, but it has largely been dropped. With or without the O, according to a tally of surnames in the 2000 U.S.

It is time to knock down a widely-circulated misconception that the number of Irish Americans in the United States is going down.

This has become a prominent canard, usually peddled by those who have little time for Irish America, to begin with.

This thesis that Irish America is fading is relatively simple to disprove.

Below is a bar graph showing the results from the US Census Bureau from 2000 and 2014.

In September 2015, over 2.5 million images of Irish births, deaths and marriage records from the General Register Office (GRO), were released online for the first time.

The images, available on, date back as far as 1864. Among the records are the birth, marriage and death register for Tom Crean, the Antarctic explorer. Crean’s grandson Brendan O’Brien joined the Irish Government Ministers Heather Humphreys and Leo Varadkar at the release launech event the National Library.

Flere artikler …

Nyhetsbrev fra Slekt1


Gratis slektstavler