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.

Onsdag blev et 20 meter langt værk ferniseret på byggehegnet rundt om Fra Gade til Bys byggeplads midt i Odense.

Værket er malet af kunstneren Mormor, som igennem flere måneder har været byen rundt for at samle gode historier om Odense.

Han har samler de mange gode historier til et 20 meter langt værk om Odenses historie fra Vikingetiden og frem.

Ved Starup fandt arkæologer fra Museum Sønderjylland i Haderslev fornylig spor af en vinkelgård under en udgravning mellem Starup Skolevej og Brorsbøl.

Gården har været beboet i første eller andet århundrede efter Kristi fødsel - i ældre romersk jernalder.

Per Ethelberg og Hans Chr. Andersen har begge mange års erfaring med deres arbejde.

Approximately 20,000 people left Southern states that had been devastated by the U.S. Civil War and boarded ships to Brazil. They were called Confederados.

Sympathetic with the South during the war, Brazil’s Don Pedro II promised them free passage, cheap, tax-free land and slave labor in exchange for educating his countrymen in how to raise cotton.

He envisioned Brazil a world supplier.

Looking back over the past 40 years since this column began, the changes in access to genealogical information and research sources are immense.

In May 1977, when we started, genealogists had to research by visiting a records center in person.

And that visit was only after they had mined whatever family sources they turned up from interviews or searching family materials.

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