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Subject: Re: Ryslink Irish origin
Author: Jim Young   (guest,
Date: November 8, 2016 at 12:31:23 PM
Reply to: Re: Ryslink Irish origin by Lepic
There were thousands of Irish mercenaries soldiering in Europe from the 1690s to the 1790s, including in the military of Holy Roman Empire. I think Irish ancestry will be far more common in continental Europe than one might expect. The same is probably true of Scottish ancestry in the Baltic nations, where many Scots served in various armies, or became merchants and traders.

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