Born & raised and still living in Michigan.
Mom's side of the family are from Okinawa. Dad's side: Irish & German and probably English and Canadian as well.
I've been to Japan twice: Okinawa in 1978 and Kyoto in 1993. Ireland is still on my list -- hopefully, in the next few years.
Most recent genealogical lead for me: my branch of Gallegly's appear to be from Co. Cork and are of the O'Gallagher line. My Gallegly's came to America with our cousins, the Bailey's.
I'm quite excited to see if this new lead does in fact bear fruit for my tree!