Search this National Archives of Ireland database for surnames, town names, and countries of immigration

Alberta-based genealogy blogger Patricia Greber has written about an incredible online collection of records from the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office on Ireland’s National Archives’ website.

While Patricia wasn’t able to find any of her ancestral names, she did find several petitions from people who wanted to immigrate to Canada.

You can also search for Australia and the United States in the online catalogue search box to find results for those countries, along with searching for the names of Irish towns.

The Archives’ description of the collection includes:

“The records of the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

“This project by the National Archives, Ireland aims to catalogue to international archival standards, the registered papers of the Chief Secretary’s Office from 1818 to 1852, and to offer these catalogues online in order to facilitate public access. …

“The project is funded by a bequest from the late Professor Francis J Crowley, professor of French at the University of California, Los Angeles and son of Irish-born parents. Professor Crowley bequeathed most of his estate to the Republic of Ireland to be used for the preservation of records of the history of the Irish people. Work commenced on the project in September 2008 and has continued until the present day.

“Catalogues for the years 1818-1833 are now available on this website.”

If your ancestors lived in Ireland, you’ll want to read Patricia’s blog post, Are Your Irish Immigrants to Canada In this Database at the National Archives Ireland.

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Posted On: June 14, 2021 at 06:14AM