Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Irish Genealogy Day Recap

Diane Kelly Runyon

Over 50 people attended the Irish Genealogy Day held at the Irish Heritage Center on Eastern Ave. Maureen A. Kennedy, one of the founders of the Irish Heritage Center, welcomed members of HCGS to their center. Jim McKiernan spoke about the opportunities available to members of the center to pursue their genealogy with his help. Diane Kelly Runyan shared fascinating stories of the difficulties our ancestors faced in Ireland and the extreme challenges associated with emigration. It was a great opportunity for members of both groups to meet each other and discuss what each has to offer the other. It was a great day.

Submitted by Kathy Reed
Program Director