Emigration

Joe Biden’s Irish Family History

Isn’t it amazing how many American Presidents (and President elect) have Irish roots. Joe Biden has Irish ancestors in Co Mayo and Co Louth. He has two great great grandfathers, one from Ballina, Co Mayo and the other from the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth that emigrated to America. Like ...

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Emigration to America

A nice little history lesson for anyone looking for ancestors who emigrated to America. People often just think of Ellis Island but Castle Garden was another entry point in New York for a period of time. https://www.familysearch.org/.../ny-castle-garden-ellis.../ Castle Garden and Ellis Island Immigration Records are available for free on various ...

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Emigration from Coolattin Estate

In a recent blog post, I spoke about the Earl Grey Scheme which was an assisted emigration scheme to transport poor and destitute Irish girls to Australia. Similar schemes were in practice in the 1800s across Ireland. In this blog post, I will talk about the assisted emigration to Canada ...

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Emigration with Earl Grey Scheme

I recently watched an episode of 'Who Do You Think You Are' which featured the singer / actress Mandy Moore. It was an interesting episode as it explained the assisted emigration policy called the 'Earl Grey Scheme'. This scheme transported destitute and orphaned Irish girls to Australia to address the ...

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