Emigration and Shipping Records
While no centralized records of emigration from Ireland or list of ship's passengers
exists for the 18th and 19th centuries there are a number of sources which can be accessed
to check for records relevant to your emigrant families. These include 'Passenger
and Immigration Lists index' (Filby and Meyer 1981) and the Famine Emigrants (1988) as
well as dozens of published and unpublished catalogues, lists and papers in the National
library and Archives.
For Australia and New Zealand the situation is a little better.
Ireland, or for crimes committed in Ireland, lasted from 1791 to 1853. Not all the
earlier records survive but those that do provide a wealth of information.
Prisoners Petitions and Claims 1788-1836
State Prisoners Petitions
Convict reference Files from 1836
Transportation Registers from 1836
Male Convict Register 1842-47
Register of Convicts on convict ships 1851-53 .
Emigration/Transportation Records Search Charges
*50, US$60, Stg£35, Aus$90, Can$100, NZ$100.
These charges include cost of research, transcripts and postage of any relevant documents.
For Emigration and Transportation Searches please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post
Morrigan Research Services,
Contact us by telephone at 00353-86-827 4886.