My great-great grandmother was supposedly born on St Patrick's Day in Dublin...how and why she got from there to Alamosa Co (250 mi from everywhere) before the end of the ninteenth century has been a lingering question of mine for many years. Mr Baxter's book has given me an approach to the question, not to mention a curiously practical guide to the civil and religious meanders of the British Isles' last 1000 years.
He presents the information I need to start... what to expect, what not to expect and where many genealogical goodies are stashed both "over the water" and here not 5 miles from my home, as it turns out. Who knew?
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