DNA helps solve a family mystery

My ancestor Thomas Henry Guerins had a younger brother called Joseph Francis. Here is the family on the 1911 census in Limerick city. He disappeared at some stage in the late 1910s and was never seen again.

Using a combination of traditional genealogical research methods and DNA testing, I’m thrilled to say that I found out what happened to him. My research is detailed in an article in this months Irish Roots magazine, which is now available in all good newsagents or you can buy a digital edition on their website.