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included in the Immigration collection
This collection includes passenger manifestoes, border crossings from Canada to the USA, seafarer records and a lot more besides. As you'd expect, there's a very large contingent of Irish emigrants within the records.
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The free access expires on Monday 7 September at 11:59 ET (Tuesday 8 Sept, 11:59 Dublin/UK).
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(Thanks to John Reid of Anglo-Celtic-Connections for the heads up about the Canadian records.)