Friday 11 January 2013

Derry Quays: home of the full emigration story

In a piece published this week in the Derry Journal, genealogist Brian Mitchell puts the case for creating an emigration centre, similar to New York's Ellis Island, on Derry Quay. See the article here.

He argues that  Derry is the only town in Ireland which can legitimately tell the complete story of Irish emigration because it was a major Irish emigration port throughout all the most significant phases of emigration from Ireland.

Brian Mitchell MAPGI has written several Irish genealogy books and runs Derry Genealogy Centre at the Foyle Valley Railway Museum, Foyle Road, Derry BT48 6SQ, Northern Ireland.