Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

Researching the History of the Peoples of Ireland Worldwide

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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.

 

 

Twenty first Annual Irish Migration Studies Lecture

Although there have been significant social and economic changes in more recent times, the people of Ireland are still generally thought of in terms of their historic relationship with the land. In this talk, Dr William Roulston will draw on the experiences of his own farming ancestors in north-west Ulster over the last four centuries in exploring such themes as the relationship between landlord and tenant, land reform and migration. In doing so, he will highlight the wealth of documentation available, both in public archives and in private possession.

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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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