Finding the Irish Cousins Who Stayed Behind

This session, Finding the Irish Cousins Who Stayed Behind, discusses the millions of people who emigrated from Ireland and their descendants that form the 80-million strong Irish diaspora. Not everyone left Ireland and you may very well have cousins living on the same land that your ancestors departed from 150 years ago. Using a mixture of land records and maps, these cousins can be tracked down and your ancestral homeland identified. DNA testing of these cousins can help verify your research and allows you to connect deeply with your Irish roots. This is essential to view prior to your next trip to Ireland!

This presentation was part of RootsTech Connect 2021. Find hundreds of free family history classes, keynotes, and more.

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