POLITICAL GENEALOGY

Tracing Barack Obama’s Roots to Moneygall, Ireland

Tombstones in Ohio made all the difference

Writer with Barack Obama in Ireland (credit: Pete Souza)

Over the years, my sleuthing has resulted in some curious outcomes, but few were as unexpected as the time I traced Barack Obama’s roots to the village of Moneygall in Ireland. At the time I did the research, I had no notion that he would wind up…