If you are like me, you have Irish ancestors. I’m an all-American “mix” of German, Irish, English and Welsh and have discovered over the years that my Irish ancestors are the most difficult to research.
My Ryans and Dwyers lived in the same area (County Limerick) and I’m told that you often have to know the family’s “nickname” if you’re going to be successful.
Luckily for those of us facing this challenge, the OGS Conference might help us with our quest. If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Richard Michael Doherty, you should definitely plan on attending one or more of his talks. A link to his website shows that Mr. Doherty has personally led 31 research trips to Ireland.
Check out Richard and the other Irish speakers and break down one of those brick walls!