With 70 million Diaspora worldwide and a passion for telling a good story, it’s little wonder the Irish love genealogy. Stay tuned to IrishCentral for daily stories on connecting to your Irish roots.

This October IrishCentral will be celebrating Family History Month with a series of stories on genealogy, history, research tools and most importantly real-life stories of how members of our community connected with their Irish roots.

Also, this October 13 The Genealogy Event, in association with Hennessy and IrishCentral, takes place in New York. The day-long event, taking place at the historic Pier A, in Battery Park, aims to enhance the research skills of the attendees and provide them with the opportunity to learn and engage – over genealogy and DNA.

Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish descent. Considering the island’s history of emigration and the large footprint such a tiny island has left on the world, as well as our love of storytelling, it is not surprising that we have a true passion for genealogy and of course linking to our Irish families, past and present.

This month IrishCentral and The Genealogy Event in New York plan to inspire those who are on their journey to unearthing their family’s history and help our readers to reveal their own Irish family’s story and connect ever more deeply with their proud Irish roots.

If you have a story you’d like to share with the IrishCentral Community please sign up to the IrishCentral Contributor’s Network here. Your story will be reviewed by IrishCentral’s Editorial team.

Each day in October IrishCentral will be publishing an article in the Genealogy section here. Stay tuned and happy hunting.

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To book tickets for The Genealogy Event, in New York, on Oct 13 click here.

Do you have a story? Sign up to IrishCentral’s Contributor’s Network here.