Ode to Irish Ancestry
My grandpa always said we were Scotch- Irish.
A cousin questioned, What’s that mean?
I used my go-to information site, Wikipedia
The term is mostly used in the US, not England, Ireland, or Scotland
To describe not necessarily those with Scottish ancestry
To describe migrants who settled in the Appalachian region in the late 1700s
To distinguish from Irish who immigrated after the Great Irish Famine
That is crazy!
I used my go-to ancestry site, Ancestry
My ethnicity estimate is 37% Ireland, Scotland & Wales.
My ancestors did settle in the Appalachian area.
I’m fairly certain
My 9th great grandfather was born in Donegal, Ireland
My 8th great grandfather was born in Dundee, Scotland
My 7th great grandfather was born in Limavady, Northern Ireland
My 6th great grandfather was born in Derry, Ulster, Ireland
I am actually Scotch-Irish!