Thursday, December 22, 2011

Irish Certificate of Heritage

{NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on GeneaNet Newsletter < > By Jean-Yves BAXTER. Published 9 December 2011. Links and citations are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

Certificate of Irish Heritage is now available
for Americans of Irish ancestry

Irish government seeks to honor the Irish roots of close to 40 million Americans
By JANE WALSH, IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Friday, December 9, 2011, 7:27 AM
Updated Friday, December 9, 2011, 10:24 AM

The Certificate of Irish Heritage is now available in the United States and around the world.
The certificate honors those ancestors who sacrificed so much by leaving Ireland and who created opportunities for later generations.
Up to 40 million Americans, 35 million with Irish ancestry and five million with Northern Irish roots are eligible to apply.
Irish Americans can also now honor and celebrate their ancestors with their own Certificate of Irish Heritage.

The Certificate is a Government of Ireland programme providing official recognition to people of Irish ancestry across the world.
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