Welcome to the latest and last edition of 2020. The volume is packed full of the usual treats such as Actor Geoffrey Rush’s Irish Convict Ancestor John Rush and How His Genealogical Brick Wall was Broken, by Fiona Fitzsimons; President-Elect Joe Biden’s Irish Ancestry Found by Fiona Fitzsimons and Helen Moss of the Irish Family History Centre Staff: A Reprise, by Patrick Roycroft; Targeting a Brick Wall Ancestor with DNA, by Maurice Gleeson; Sadhbh [Sive]: Ancestral Goddess of Munster, by Eamonn P. (Ned) Kelly; The Irish and their Political Impact on Latin America, by Brigit McCone; IRA Murder and Intimidation of William Roycroft’s Family in Cork City during the later Irish Revolutionary Period (1922), by Patrick Roycroft; My Great-Aunt Kitty’s Scrapbook: The Gateway to Knowing My Grandmother and her Eight Sisters [Reader’s Story], by Deirdre Breen. As well as the regular columns of Dear Genie - Magheragall Parish Records Not Microfilmed? Can I Ever Find My Ancestor? And Was My Grandfather Really Bounty Hunted in the US for Killing a British Soldier in Ireland? Photodetective Jayne Shrimpton answers a reader query regarding A Photo of My Great-Grandparents – But When? Niall Cullen fill us in on the latest Irish records on Find My Past, and Patrick tells us Santa Claus had Irish Ancestry on his page. We also have The Genealogical Publishing Company Book Excerpt – A Guide to Irish Parish Registers [1988, 2009 reprint], by Brian Mitchell, and Sheron Boyle on The Leeds Irish Centre (Leeds, England) Celebrates 50 years with a Special Anniversary Book.
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