Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Irish Ancestors

**Irish Titles in the Genealogy Warehouse**

The Famine Immigrants. Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851
The blight that struck the Irish potato crop in the winter of 1845-46 brought ruin to countless tenant farmers and laborers, reducing almost all of Ireland to poverty. As a result, between 1846 and 1851 more than a million men, women, and children immigrated to the U.S. and Canada, mostly through the port of New York. The seven-volume Famine Immigrants series was conceived for the purpose of enumerating all Irish passengers who entered the port of New York between 1846 and 1851. The passenger lists found in The Famine Immigrants are arranged by ship and date of arrival in New York. Each person is identified with respect to age, sex, occupation, and family relationships, where such was indicated in the original manifests. Additionally, every volume boasts a complete-name index.

Here is the availability status of the seven volumes in this series: Volume VII is available at full price in a paperback edition. Volumes I, II, IV & VI are temporarily out of print. The remaining in-print volumes, which are available in the original cloth edition, are described below:
Volume III: July 1848-March 1849
Shows that 70,000 Irish men, women, and children immigrated to New York in just these nine months.
Was $45.00    Now $22.50
Volume V: October 1849-May 1850
In this period, about 60,000 Irish men, women, and children immigrated to New York.
Was $45.00    Now $22.50

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