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Latest Advances in Genealogy with Michael Carragher (Ep. 31)

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Are you just getting started with tracing your family tree? You might be surprised about the advances in genealogical research, particularly around commercial DNA analysis. Michael Carragher is the president of the Irish Family History Forum of Long Island and New York City. He was kind enough to share his knowledge in this episode of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast.

What you’ll hear

  • Stories you’ll uncover in your family’s past may be heartbreaking or surprising
  • Starting your research with a specific Irish county for your Irish ancestry will give you focus
  • With names coming from Irish Gaelic, don’t be put off by different phonetic spellings of the same base name
  • Go find an organization locally for genealogy, and look online
  • How DNA testing can help you pin-point certain clans or groups of very common surnames such as Murphy and Kelly

Mentioned in the show

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