Irish Passenger Lists: Shipping Records and Their Usefulness when Searching for Your Ancestors

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SOLD-OUT: A lecture by well-known Irish genealogist and author Brian Mitchell

Brian will use a case study for port of Derry to demonstrate the types of records that can be examined to identify an ancestor’s departure from Ireland. These include newspapers, government papers, business records, transcripts on the internet and passenger departure lists.

This lecture will be recorded for later member access.

To join the wait list, email RSVP@nygbs.org.

Brian Mitchell, a genealogist with Derry City and Strabane District Council, has been researching in Derry and the surrounding areas since 1982. He is a member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (M.A.G.I.) a prolific author of Irish genealogy reference books including A Guide to Irish Parish Registers (see below for more titles).

A selected list of titles by Brian Mitchell

Basic Guide to Irish Records for Family History

Scots-Irish Genealogy Research

The Surnames of North West Ireland: Concise Histories of the Major Surnames of Gaelic and Planter Origin

Derry-Londonderry, Gateway to a New World: The Story of Emigration from the Foyle by Sail and Steam

A Guide to Irish Parish Registers

Irish passenger lists, 1847–1871: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Londonderry to America on Ships of the J. & J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line

Irish Passenger lists, 1803–1806: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Ireland to America: Extracted from the Hardwicke Papers

Irish Emigration Lists, 1833–1839: Lists of Emigrants Extracted from the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim

This lecture will be recorded for later member access.

To join the wait list, email RSVP@nygbs.org.

When: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
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