Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestor to Ireland

Maurice Gleeson
Sep 6, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
2m 13s
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Strategic Approach
5m 34s
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Sources for New Irish Records
7m 47s
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My Ancestors Came From Ireland
15m 10s
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Ancient Irish Annals
1m 29s
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Irish Who Emigrated
12m 33s
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Place of Origin
6m 57s
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Questions / answers
3m 17s

About this webinar

For many Irish-Americans, all they know is their ancestor “came from Ireland” but they have no further information than that. This talk gives an overview of the various techniques & records available in the US (and elsewhere) that can be used to help trace your ancestor back to where they came from in Ireland. These include shipping records, emigration records, but also surname dictionaries and distribution maps.

This was presented as part of the Unlock the Past – Seattle seminar on September 6, 2018. 

About the speaker

About the speaker

Maurice Gleeson is a medical doctor by first profession (psychiatry, pharmaceutical medicine) and now works as a professional genetic genealogist. He authors several blogs (e.g. DNA and Family Tree Research) and has been a regular contributor to g
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