Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: It's a Long Way to Tipperary

Randy at Genea-Musings posted his latest Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge:

Think hard about the genealogy research trip that you would take if money were no object. Where would you go, how long would you stay, what research would you do? What is your "dream research trip?"

There is no doubt in my mind, that if money were no object, my dream research trip would be to take my mother (who is facing some serious health issues right now...) on a research trip to Ireland. Her Irish ancestors on the Larkins side were from County Tipperary. We have no idea of their home town, even after years of searching. Most of the our Larkins ancestors are buried at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.

We know that Daniel and Patrick Larkins came to the United States about 1830, and lived in Connecticut before moving to Ohio. They worked hard, and loved their family and friends,....but oh why didn't they tell us the place of their origin? Below are pictured four generations of descendants of Patrick Larkins.

I found this sound file online, and it says so aptly, "It's a Long Way to Tipperary." Click here to hear the song.

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