I grew up knowing from my granny that we were a VERY Irish family. My great gran, grand da and granny all died in my early teens so I did not have the presence of mind to ask about my heritage, if I had family in Ireland (which I presume so- somewhere there is a long lost cousin or aunt uncle someone out there). My father grew up in a time that one did not ask what was not being freely shared by adults and did not ask as his grandparents were already gone prior to his birth.
My grandmother made it well known that she is a "Fitzgerald" and from a very "good" and well known family. I assume this is a common name... so other than that- I have no other real information- other than my grand da last name and his mother married name is Aura. We were told that my great gran Aura came from Ireland at a young age to the USA. No records as to from what part, or way to verify. I have looked on ancestry.com and I have asked the death index to verify- but since at her death no one was around that remembered anything (she lived to 100) there was limited information. Especially since there was no birth index to go from for information here in the US.
I dont know if anyone has family who speaks of an Agnes who married someone with the last name Aura (Her mother's maiden name was Nolan) she was born in 1893.
My gran da David C Aura is her son who married June Fitzgerald (mother's maiden name was Shute-although that is an olde english name from devonshire she insisted her mother was born in Ireland).
I grew up deeply in love with Ireland, and was told stories of the magic that exists there- now I wonder if I have family I can connect with, learn about, and who may know more about the family.
Thank you and take care- and I apologize for my rambling on...
Also, hope I am not offensive, my gran used to call me her Celtic Princess until she passed on- so this is where my nick-name comes from.