In a way, I owe my recent obsession with genealogy to my great grandfather's fib. It made for a fun story to tell my friends on the holiday, and one of those friends was also obsessed with genealogy, so he conducted a search, and sent me a link to the 1920 HeritageQuest census for my great grandfather. Once I realized what was available online, there was no turning back. That was two years ago, in April of 2007.
Prior St. Patrick's Day posts
March 17, 2008: My 'Irish' Great Grandfather
March 15, 2007: Corned Beef
[This map, courtesy of Google, contains the origin of most of my ancestors. In the upper right is Kaunas, Lithuania, about 24 miles from Kruvandai, the origin of my Cruvant ancestors. The rest of my paternal ancestors came from Poland. In the lower right is Cluj, Romania, which is 25 miles from Varalmas, Romania, where my maternal grandfather was born. I believe the rest of my (non-Native American) maternal ancestors originated in England, the Netherlands, Germany, or the Alsace region in France.]