Today’s Post is in Honor of the DNA Bequeathed to me by all of my Irish Ancestors. A big Shout Out to my 3rd Great Great Grandpa Chester Lamb . . .who was probably really fun until he died of cirrhosis.
I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy reading old newspaper articles, especially those from New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania. The majority of my ancestors lived in those three states. Journalism must have been really fun back then — you could print the most slanderous personal accounts without any repercussions. I’ve used genealogybank.com to search for a variety of old articles — some funny & some tragic — involving intoxication, medicinal use of spirits, mayhem and a few mentions of the Irish.