Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Obama's Old Irish Home

Church of Ireland rector Stephen Neill says he has found Barack Obama's ancestral village in Ireland. It's a place called Moneygall in Co. Offaly.

"I would be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that this is categorical evidence of Mr Obama's link to this part of the world," said the rector.

It was initially believed the would-be president's third great grandfather Fulmuth Kearney was the only one of his family to have sailed from Ireland to New York aged 19 in 1850. But the newly-uncovered records show other family members had in fact emigrated to America since the 1790s. [Link]
Update: Megan has more details on the search for Obama's roots. The records found by Canon Neill were the final piece of the puzzle she and her cohorts had been working on since the Senator's Irish heritage was first revealed in March.

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

Hey Chris,

In case you're interested in a little more detail about how this case was tackled (sorry about the long URL):

Take care, Megan


Thanks, Megan! Is there a high-profile genealogy case that you aren't involved in?

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

I had nothing to do with Mitt, promise!

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