News from Ireland

East Galway Black 47 DNA Project

When: Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

The local group are looking for people in the area who can show local ancestry going back three generations. They are also looking for people who have already done a DNA test in the area.

East Galway Black 47 DNA Project

Ireland XO Insight - what did your ancestors do?

When: Saturday, 15 January, 2022

While it is a generalisation, most of our ancestors worked on the land and their occupations as 'farmer' or 'labourer' reflected the agricultural character of the community. The rural community was one where people worked in their own parishes and rarely strayed beyond.

Ireland XO
The Occupation of our Ancestors