Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Are You a Descendant of Irish Ancestry?

This is St. Patrick’s Day weekend so Randy Seaver’s challenge this weekend is Irish-themed:

1)   This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day.  Are you a descendant of Irish ancestors?  Who are your most recent ancestor(s) who were born in Ireland?  Do you have DNA Irish ethnicity?  Have you performed any Irish genealogy research?

My DNA origins on Ancestry claim I have 6% Irish ancestry. However, MyHeritage results don’t include any Irish at all, which I’m more inclined to believe because my colonial New England lines go quite far back – way earlier than what autosomal results could possibly show – and the paper trail shows no ancestors in the family tree with ties to Ireland.

I also think it is very unlikely that any of my peasant Rusyn family wandered over to Ireland or an Irish person ended up in Ujak, Slovakia in the 18th century.

That’s not to say that I wouldn’t love to be able to claim some Irish ancestry and Bing Crosby is one of my favorite old-time singers, so I’ll share his version of Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All!

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Are You a Descendant of Irish Ancestry?”

  1. I’m sorry you have no Irish ancestry. But everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Wear the green!
    My favorite Irish song is O Danny Boy.

  2. I used to believe that I had no Irish ancestry, but then I found out it might be true after all. I’ll wish the luck of the Irish to you.
    And my (and my mother’s) favorite Irish song is Danny Boy also.

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