My father's last name used to have an "O'" in front of it, and my last name does not appear in the Dublin phone book because I was in Dublin and checked. But there is a judge in the U.S. who has the last name with all of its spellings. I did the genealogy for my cousin, the child of my mother's sister and her husband of English stock. I was able to tell him of where his ancestors were in Wiltshire. I personally went rummaging around in overgrown grave yards near Cork, tripping on the vines, but I have never been able to find my ancestral villages. I think that it so much worse for Americans who want to find their roots in African countriesThat's awesome he knows the exact village some of his ancestors came from. Kinda like Roots! My Dad always wanted to know where in England we came from. Thought there was a castle over there waiting for us. LOLYes. I am pure Irish on my father's side. my first Irish ancestors appearing in the U.S. in the 1840s. On my mother's side, I am eastern European, ancestors appearing here around 1914. Actually, I have done some research into Ireland's law of return. I have a case, I've been there. The Irish celebrated Biden's inauguration, especially in his home village. which he has visited before and met his relatives. Yes. Joe Biden is Irish.