Pages

28 October 2011

MY CERTIFICATE OF IRISH HERITAGE HAS ARRIVED!

     My Certificate of Irish Heritage arrived this week. I love it! As my Derry "daughter" Caitriona would say, "It's brilliant!"  I'll be honest, I did not expect much, and the certificate and framing exceeded my expectations. The framing is excellent, I would highly recommend ordering a frame with the certificate. The price was very reasonable, and I probably could not have gotten a better framing job in the States for the price. My husband now wants a certificate, and he isn't even Irish (well, he IS an honorary Irishman. Hmm, maybe the Irish government should look into giving Honorary Certs.).
     I put the certificate in my study across from my desk so that it encourages me in my Irish family history research.  Instead of blathering on, I will let my readers see for themselves. The links to the site and to my other posts about the Certificate are below the photos.


I chose to honor Richard Large, my great grandfather, because I have his baptism record from the  St. Mary Church of Ireland in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. I also honored Peggy Reilly, whose poignant 1847 letter from Innishatieve, County Tyrone, set me on my journey to uncover my family history. I thought these two ancestors together told the story of my family roots: South and North, Protestant and Catholic, male and female, miner and farmer. Although they aren't the "oldest" ancestors on my tree, their two stories fueled my love of Irish genealogy.



LINKS