Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Irish Emigration Database

There are currently in excess of 33,000 documents on IED and fresh material is being added at regular intervals. Material is divided by type into thirteen classifications. However, one can identify essentially three types of material. Documents created by private individuals including letters, diaries and journals written by migrants as well as other letters throwing light on emigration. Newspaper material includes advertisements for emigrant shipping, reports concerning the progress of emigrant shipping and extracted reports relating to emigration in general. Births, deaths and marriages of those overseas are also to be found in newspapers. Official and government papers include material extracted from reports and enquiries, the record of parliamentary debates contained in Hansard and official statistics. SEARCH THE IED

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