Who we are

Welcome to The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies. We are the only dedicated migration resource centre on the island of Ireland with specialist expertise in the story of the migration of the peoples of the island of Ireland across the globe.

Our centre which is located in Omagh, Co Tyrone, offers you the opportunity to access a comprehensive migration library which archives an extensive range of resources that have been collected over two decades.

Irish Emigration Database

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.