Monday, March 8, 2010

Doin' the Happy Jig

As said in the description of the 18th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture: "On the feast of St. Patrick, everyone likes to be Irish, at least for one day".

Well I finally came across our first documented ancestor from Ireland - so now at least my husband and children can celebrate the day with a happy jig without feeling like a poser!

Jig: a form of lively folk dance most associated with Irish & Scottish country dance music.

And where did I find this little piece of ancestral history?  At the PRDH while deep into researching our French-Canadian lines!
(Marguerite Murphy)

1 comment:

PalmsRV said...

What a great find, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.