Monday, January 28, 2013

Ireland XO uses Reverse Genealogy

Ireland XO uses ‘reverse genealogy’ to link descendants to the Emerald Isle

By Maria Cook, Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — A new genealogy project in Ireland is searching worldwide for people of Irish background to link them with their origins and invite them to join a virtual global Irish community.

What is unusual is that instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to return to Ireland to trace their roots, local communities, largely through volunteer effort, are trying to find descendants of those who emigrated.

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