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Irish Genealogy - May the Records Rise to Meet You!


If you want to work on your Irish genealogy, you have to understand how the Irish people made their way around the world.

Irish emigration is an essential element in many family history stories from The Emerald Isle. Although significant waves of Irish emigration are documented as far back as the 5th century, the famines of 19th century caused the most famous and significant Irish mass migrations to occur. More than 8 million Irish people left the country during the period of 1820 - 1920.

According to 2010 United States Census, more than 36 million Americans claim Irish as their primary ancestry. Fervent loyalty to the heritage of Ireland and to the cause of Irish independence has never died at home or abroad.