Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Day 131: Ryan's Daughter
Coming to Ireland is always coming home for me, as my ancestors are Ryan's from Tipperary. While we know that my great-great grandfather was Michael Ryan from Tipperary, born in 1827. And that he immigrated to the Philadelphia during the potato famine in 1850. However this information isn't quite enough to find his family here. Seems, according to the many kind genealogical helpers that there were over a thousand Michael Ryan's in this area at the time. We'll need more tips. Still it is wonderful to be in the land where my father's father lived.