Sharon Shea Bossard

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Name: Sharon Shea Bossard

Pen Name: None

Born: December 8, 1945 in Riverside, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Bossard lives in Lake Zurich, Illinois. She graduated with her masters from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bossard has been involved in researching her Irish roots for more than three years. She began to wonder abour her Irish when she realized that she and her siblings had no memory of family events or stories to tell their children. Bossard recalled family stories perceived through parents' whispered accusations, and she grew up believing that being Irish was akin to suffering from a dreaded disease - you knew you had it and lived with it as best you could. Recently becoming curious aout her family history, she decided to search for any information regarding her Irish-born grandparents. Old documents revealed a story - one she couldn't ignore. Facts concerning the lives of her grandparents emerged and secrets were uncovered. An overwhelming curiosity directed her to dig deeper into family records, to travel to the villages in Ireland where her grandparents were born, and to locate family who still reside in those villages.

Published Works

  • Finding My Irish, Shea Publications, 2005
  • Finding Your Chicago Irish, Shea Publications, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Finding My Irish

ISBN: 0976757907
Release Date: 2005

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