Where’s my Irish tree?
I am Irish on my Mother’s side. Somewhere (she said) our Irish descendants could be found from her maternal great-grandmother’s family. They’re all Mayan Indian, surnames include Zavala, Lopez, Gomez, Flores all the way back to Montalvo in the 1770’s.
I know the Irish/Catholics fled to Latin Countries to avoid persecution because of their faith, but were there records of them? Work records, marriage, baptisms? Or were they afraid and hid? Did they change their names? I wonder. Through the generations my family has had Maya names, Mexican names, American names I bet we had Irish names intertwined somewhere in there too!
We have the DNA proof, I just wish I had the records and people to match it to.