Irish Immigrant Society after Settlement #12

Irish Immigrant Anestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? Review of my last post: My last post revealed the immigration numbers for the period in which America “welcomed” its greatest influx of Irish and other immigrants. It also provided detailed location and occupation information. From it you were informed about the greatest progress made in…

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Immigrants of the Famine 1845 – 1850 #11

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? In my 10th post I described Phytophthora infestans (the potato blight) and discussed the result of the inadequate response by the English that is today, described by some historians a holocaust. New York Immigrants.             Most famine immigrants disembarked in New York. The reason why 75…

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An Gorta Mór (“The Great Hunger”) #10

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? In my last post I discussed Irish immigrants who arrived after the War of 1812, and the situation of the poor Irish was reviewed. I also shared newspaper articles that revealed the bias against Irish immigrants. The Potato Famine An Gorta Mór set in on the…

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The Wave of Irish Immigrants after the War of 1812 #9

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? Review of my last posting: I covered the effects of Irish Uprisings on emigration and the effect of the Rebellion of 1798, a pivotal point in Irish immigration. War of 1812. The United States and the United Kingdom found themselves at war after the British enacted…

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After the 1798 Irish Rebellion #8

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? The 1798 Rebellion As discussed in the fourth post regarding the pressures of perpetual conflict coupled with the suppression of rights and persecution by the English monarchy, the resulting Irish rebellions aided in pushing its citizens out of their country.   After the Rebellion of 1798 the…

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Regional Division and Expansion of the New Country #7

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? Review of last post: Information was provided regarding the Irish immigrants before 1790. I also identified America’s original roads that were taken by the Irish and others. Understanding and interpreting location.             To be able to interpret language used regarding locations for early and later ancestors,…

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Searching for Irish Immigrants Before 1790 #6

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? Review of my previous post:  I answered the question of who the mostly non-Irish of the “Irish” immigrants were. I also painted a picture of how they were “settled in”.    Name Searches             Determining a particular destination of a Collins, Murphy, or O’Neill in America…

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Immigrants from Ireland in the 1700’s #5

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? Review of last post:  I described and discussed the conditions in Ireland under which the Irish Catholics and Scottish Covenanters left the country.  This included the nature of English governance, including the Penal Laws; religious issues; discontinuance of education; food deprivation, both manmade and natural; and…

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Why the Irish Came to America, from 1600 on. #4

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where and Why? Review of my previous post:  The reader was informed about Irish immigrants in the Thirteen Colonies and from where the Irish immigrants in the southern colonies came. I defined an indentured servant and explained conditions under which they lived. English governance. It is my opinion that…

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The Earliest Identified Irish Immigrants #3

Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Who, What, When, Where, and Why? Review of my previous post: I discussed who the first Irish immigrants are and are not. Myths about the earliest Irish slaves in Jamestown were “dispelled.” Information about African American slave history was included and will continue to be included as it is essential, relevant, and…

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