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Credit: Shawn Ahmed


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Joe Biden and Barack Obama’s respective Irish cousins, Laurita Blewitt and Henry Healy (courtesy of Laurita)¹


CELEBRITY GENEALOGY

How name changing hid his Irish heritage

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Barry Manilow’s Irish great-grandfather, John Sheehan (Ancestry)


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Register of Colored Persons of Henry County, State of Virginia, Cohabiting Together, 27 February 1866, (Local Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia)


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  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were far from the first to add an Apple to their family tree. …


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Ancestry

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Credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II


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“Megan — I truly appreciate what you’ve done for me. My Mom would be so very proud. Love ya! Joe Biden” (Irish America, pages 56–59)


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Lantern of the dome of the United States Capitol, Washington D. C. by Andreas Praefcke

Megan Smolenyak

Genealogical adventurer & storyteller who loves solving mysteries! You don’t know my name, but chances are you’ve seen my work. (MeganSmolenyak.com)

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