Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Can you trace my family tree?
Is there an entrance charge to the Centre?
Can I borrow books from the Centre?
What do you charge for photocopies?
Can I access the Irish Emigration Database on-line?
What other facilities are available on site?


Can you trace my family tree?
We are not primarily a genealogical centre as other organisations provide specialist services in this area but the Centre does contain sources which can assist visitors who are attempting to trace their ancestors.
These sources include:

· The Irish Emigration Database (IED) which contains shipping lists and emigrant letters.
· Books on family names
· Some early American censi in book form
· Histories of early pioneers in a number of American states
· Biographies of prominent Americans
· Files on family names
· Griffith's Valuation lists and Tithe Applotment Lists for Ulster on.microfiche
· Copies of Griffith's Ordnance Survey maps for Ulster
· Other information on the Irish diaspora worldwide

Our staff can also refer genealogists to the various archives and libraries where further information may be held and put you in direct contact with the Ulster Historical Foundation which specialises in tracing family history.

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Is there an entrance charge to the Centre?
No. Entrance to the facilities of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is free.

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Can I borrow books from the Centre?
The library at the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is a reference library and does not lend books to the general public.

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What do you charge for photocopies?

Photocopies

Black & White

15p per A4 page, and 30p per A3 page

 

Colour

50p per A4 page, and £1.00 per A3 page

 

 

 

IT Printouts
(Internet, CD ROMs etc.
)

Black & White

15p per A4 page, and 30p per A3 page

 

Colour

50p per A4 page, and £1.00 per A3 page

 

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Can I access the Irish Emigration Database on-line?
Full access to the database is available in LibrariesNI branch libraries on public access terminals and also at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in Belfast. The Database is also available online

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What other facilities are available on site?

The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies is situated in the grounds of the Ulster American Folk Park. The Museum, Museum Restaurant, parking facilities and toilets are additional facilities available to those visiting the Centre.

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