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The Irish Special Interest Group has compiled an extensive database of family surnames being researched by members. At present there are over 700 surname researcher combinations in the database. Information in the database includes: Soundex code, surname being researched, and information (if known) on the family including county of residence in Ireland, port of departure from the United Kingdom, immigration date, port of arrival in America, and state of first residence. The names of the researchers have been omitted for privacy. If you find a family of interest, contact the SIG leader.
Summary tables and graphs based on the database show:
The database can provide valuable clues for those still researching a family surname, such as relationship between county of residence in Ireland and port of departure and relationship between port of arrival and state of first residence. For example, it shows that most of the families who first settled in Missouri and Illinois arrived at the port of New York or the port of New Orleans. Most of those who first settled in Pennsylvania arrived at the port of Philadelphia or the port of New York.
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