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The Irish Emigration Database (IED)

The Irish Emigration Database is a computerised collection of primary source documents on Irish emigration to North America (USA and Canada) in the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains a variety of original material including emigrant letters, newspaper articles, shipping advertisements, shipping news, passenger lists, official government reports, family papers, births deaths and marriages and extracts from books and periodicals. The project is ongoing and is a vital research resource for historians, teachers, students and genealogists with interests relating to Irish emigration to North America.


The complete IED is available free of charge to visitors at the Centre, at all branch libraries of LibrariesNI and at the Search Room of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).

The IED is also accessible online at DIPPAM but does not include the Irish Ship Passenger Lists.

The Irish Ship Passenger Lists are available at the I.F.H.F (*Please note a small charge will be incurred)

An IED Terminal at the Centre

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