The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
Pledging Ancestral Allegiance
4/1/2003
More Americans are officially declaring their ethnic identity through dual citizenship.

Have you ever wanted to take your ethnic pride beyond the clan tartan? More Americans are officially declaring their ethnic identity through dual citizenship. It's easier to get than you may think. Some countries offer citizenship to descendants of immigrants. Ireland, for example, welcomes descendants who wish to return to their ancestral homeland. With the proper paperwork and documentation, you could be well on your way to acquiring Irish citizenship. If your grandparent was born in Ireland, you're eligible. But you have to do your homework first. Gather birth certificates, passports and marriage certificates to prove your Irish heritage. And don't worry: You won't have to renounce your Canadian or US citizenship.

You can apply for dual citizenship in other countries, too. Here are some Web sites that outline various countries' laws regarding claiming dual citizenship:

To continue reading this article
Share |
BOOKMARK PRINT
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Genealogist's Google Earth Premium Collection

With the free online program Google Earth, you can follow your forebears across the planet from the comfort of your personal computer.

Only available in April, this collection has a retail value of $123.99, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

Copyright © 2014 by F+W Media.