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7 Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities for Families

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Research Your Family History


As the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. But how many Americans are actually of Irish descent? According to the U.S. Census, about 34.5 million Americans, or about 11 percent of the population, claim to have Irish heritage. Whether or not your family can trace roots to the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick's Day is a great time to discover your name's origin and work on your family tree.

Next: Enjoy Irish Movies and Music

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