Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

Researching the History of the Peoples of Ireland Worldwide
23rd Ulster-American Heritage Symposium

Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is located at the Ulster American Folk Park, outside Omagh. The Centre (MCMS) was established in its present form in 1998, and comprises three main elements – the Library, the Irish Emigration Database and a teaching and research programme.



23rd Ulster American Heritage Symposium 

June 19th -22nd, 2022. East Tennessee State University, Tennessee


Further details and Call for Participation to follow shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Dr Liam Campbell – or Dr Patrick Fitzgerald –



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The Irish Emigration Database (IED)

The Irish Emigration Database is a computerised collection of primary source documents on Irish emigration to North America (USA and Canada) in the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains a variety of original material including emigrant letters, newspaper articles, shipping advertisements, shipping news, passenger lists, official government reports, family papers, births deaths and marriages and extracts from books and periodicals.

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