A genealogy butler is tasked with helping visitors retrace their family lineage.
The history of Catholicism in the U.S. is very much tied to the history of the millions of Irish Catholics who in the 19th century left the Emerald Isle to pursue their fortunes in the New World.
It is estimated that between 1820 and 1930 at least 4.5 million Irish arrived in America from Dublin, Cork and the rest of Ireland. And today, roughly 55.3 million Americans report having Irish ancestry, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Many of them feel a very strong connection to their land of origin, with some reporting that Ireland fells like an “anchor” in a spinning world.