Genealogy Roundup, December 24

Sean Hayes Traces Roots to Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland. More on this here.

Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered–thanks to Fulmoth's great-great-granddaughter, Merlyn White. For more about this, see also this article, which I love, by Sheila Langan of Irish Central!

New Pennsylvania archivist has big task – My kind of archivist and good news for PA! " age 10, he was forbidden to enter the genealogy room in his local library So he wrote his congressman and soon received permission to enter."