Scottish and Irish Immigration - A Half-day Course on 4 August

Over the centuries, one of Ireland’s and Scotland’s greatest exports has been its people. This has taken many guises: to voluntarily travel the world; to explore; to seek fame and fortune; to trade, colonise or govern; to be forcibly transported; to fight or garrison some far off settlement. It is estimated that there are over one million people of Irish birth in Britain today, plus numerous second, third or fourth generation Irish. Approximately 800,000 people born in Scotland now live in England, Wales or Ireland. Plus, of course, many millions of people of Scottish and Irish descent live in North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and most of Europe...

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Free Library Tours & Family History Research Advice

Our Library is full of family history treasures and records, directories and databases. We have more than 150,000 items spread over three floors. Of course, you can just come in and explore, asking the staff and volunteers for help when you need it. But with so much to see, the Society recommends that you take a Library Tour...
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