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From one who isn’t Irish

No amount of finagling on behalf of a cousin who dearly wants to be Irish is going to change the facts: The Legal Genealogist isn’t Irish.

Scots-Irish, yes. Irish Irish, no.

There is not so much as a hint in our family’s paper trail that we have Irish ancestors.

And our DNA doesn’t show it either.

Irish DNA

No Irish communities at AncestryDNA.

No highly likely or even likely Irish at 23andMe.

Not a shred of Irish at Family Tree DNA or MyHeritage DNA or Living DNA.

We are, simply, not Irish.

But that doesn’t stop us from wishing all those whose DNA says they are Irish a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 17 Mar 2019).

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