Archive | July 22, 2011

Ireland Reaching Out

Ireland Reaching Out Heard about this very interesting project on the John Murray Show , July 21st, 2011 on RTE Radio 1

Ireland Reaching Out  is an Irish-government sponsored project based on a simple idea. Instead of waiting for people of Irish heritage from around the world abroad to come to Ireland to trace their ancestry, the people of Ireland, organised parish by parish are going the other way; through national and local records, they are identifying who emigrated from Ireland, tracing them and their descendants across the world. In this way, local Irish communities can be expanded to virtual communities engaging all of their people worldwide.

Listened to the stories of different people from around the word who have been contacted by this project and have been  able to trace their Irish roots back to a local community and even to meet unknown relatives still living in Ireland


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