This Family Archive CD is composed of ten volumes of Irish passenger lists
naming approximately 60,000 immigrants, the earliest list dating from 1735, the
latest 1871. Originally published by GPC, the majority of these lists derive
from home-grown Irish sources. And this is what makes the CD remarkable, because
the Irish generally did not maintain emigration records. In fact, what
information we do have on Irish immigrants comes almost entirely from American
sources, and prior to the 1890s that information is woefully spare, usually
limited to name, age, occupation, and sex (in accordance with the immigration
laws of the time).
The exodus from Ireland took place on a scale of such magnitude that the
identities of the immigrants have all but been lost in statistics. In these
books--that is to say, on this CD--many of these identities have been restored,
some fleshed out with the names of relatives, precise places of origin,
itineraries, physical appearance, financial status, etc. Deriving from
widespread and disparate sources, it is unlikely that the researcher would have
access to all this information, which is here presented in a convenient,
easy-to-use CD, complete with an electronic name index, at a fraction of the
cost of the books!
Listed below, in chronological order, are the ten volumes included on this
1. Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743: A Transcription of the
Report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced Emigration to America.
2. Irish Passenger Lists 1803-1806: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Ireland
3. An Alphabetical Index to Ulster Emigration to Philadelphia 1803-1850.
4. Passengers from Ireland: Lists of Passengers Arriving at American Ports
Between 1811 and 1817 (Transcribed from The Shamrock or Hibernian Chronicle).
5. Irish Emigration Lists 1833-1839: Lists of Emigrants Extracted from the
Ordnance Survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim.
6. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New
Brunswick, Canada, 1841 to 1849.
7. A List of Alien Passengers, Bonded from January 1, 1847 to January 1,
1851, for the Use of the Overseers of the Poor in the Commonwealth
8. Emigrants from Ireland, 1847-1852: State-Aided Emigration Schemes from
Crown Estates in Ireland.
9. Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871: Lists of Passengers Sailing from
Londonderry to America on Ships of the J.& J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell
10. Irish Emigrants in North America [1775-1825].