|"A journey of self-discovery,
pride, wonder, and folklore, Finding My Irish is an inspirational
tale especially recommended for anyone preparing to embark on
their own search to discover their unique heritage."
Midwest Book Review
"The author traces her grandparents from Ireland to Connecticut,
to the cowboy town of South Omaha in the late 1800s, and to turn-of-the-century
Chicago, learning of ancestral lives firsthand, celebrating the
joys, and sharing in their sorrows."
Boston Irish Reporter
"Chicago's Sharon Shea Bossard has attracted some nice international
attention for her book, "Finding My Irish."
The Day Newspaper, New London, Connecticut
"This is an engaging read for anyone searching for their
own roots and their own genealogical successes."
"Far from recounting a sterile search through records, the
author has involved the reader in her quest through her descriptive
powers and through the introduction of a range of diverse characters
encountered ... a fascinating tale written with complete honesty
Irish Emigrant Online (News for the Global Irish Community)
"This book chronicles the author's touching, at times surprising,
search for her family roots. What emerges is not merely one family's
never-ending quest to link the past with the present, but also
an illuminating portrait of old Ireland."
Irish America Magazine, New York
"A very good read."
John Greene, Kerry Radio, County Kerry, Ireland
"Captivates and inspires. A nice change to get the American
Anthony Galvin, Inside Clare Magazine, County Clare, Ireland
Ireland of the Welcomes Magazine, Dublin, Ireland
"...reads like a 'whodunnit'. Really brings the texture
and fabric of Ireland to life."
Dr. J. P. Sean Callan. author of Courage and Country
"Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended."
Frank West, Irish American News, Chicago, IL
"...well-written story...I enjoyed reading about the life
and times of these Irish families."
Paul Milner, professional genealogist and lecturer, co-author
of A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors
"An extraordinary family story, passionately written."
Illinois State Genealogical Society
A note of appreciation from Mary McAleese, President
The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL has added
Finding My Irish to their collections on Irish history, genealogy
and the history of immigration.
The Abraham Lincoln Research Library, Springfield,
IL has added Finding My Irish to their collection.
O'Shea DNA Project Website - www.osheaclan.org