The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies (MCMS) was established in its present form in 1998. It is located at the Ulster American Folk Park, outside Omagh. The Centre comprises three main elements – the Library, the Irish Emigration Database and a teaching and research programme.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 23rd meeting of the Ulster American Heritage Symposium will be hosted by the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland, 17-20 June 2020.
The aim of the Symposium is to encourage scholarly study and public awareness of the historical connections between Ulster and North America including what is commonly called the Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Scots heritage.
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.