Ireland Project Diaspora Team

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Welcome to the Ireland Project Diaspora Team

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The term Irish_Diaspora refers to groups of Irish no longer living in Ireland or not born in Ireland. i.e. United States, Australia, England, France etc.

  • Goal: To have all profiles with Irish ancestry sourced back to Ireland.
  • Responsibilities: Insure all profiles are well sourced and well written.
  • What we do: Help people who want to "make the leap" in their trees back to Ireland and become familiar with Irish Records.
  • Who should Join:
  • How to join: Send your request to Rich Devlin if you have the Ireland Badge.
Leader: Rich Devlin

Sub-Teams Leader Members
Irish_Military_Diaspora Rich Devlin
Irish Potato Famine Migration
Slaves, Convicts and Indentured Servants
United States Barry Smith, Katy (Tims) Christenson, Laura Nixon, Robynne Lozier,
Canada Amy Gilpin, Carol Collins, Robin Helstrom, Susan Anderson,
Australia - New Zealand Amanda Myers, John Rosser, Luke Stewart, Melanie Paul, Peter Kane, Robynne Lozier, Rosalie Neve, Sasha O'Sullivan, Shoshana Luckie,
South Africa
Mainland Britain
India Rob Wilson

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I am new to Wiki Tree, but have a tree on Ancestry and have contributed to Family Search World tree. Not sure how to start building a tree on Wiki. My Paternal Grandfather Eugene Sullivan was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales on 29 Aug 1878 to Patrick and Catherine (nee Sullivan) that married there in 1870. The marriage record indicated Patrick's deceased father was also named Patrick, while Catherine's deceased father was Eugene. There is some evidence from census records and a potential USA death record that Catherine may have been born in Merthyr Tydfil about 1851. Patrick was born in Ireland, but records vary on his birth year ranging from 1841 to 1851 depending on which record you examine. The family immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA by about 1883-1885. Eugene married Ella Martin. Her father James Martin was born in Southern Ireland about 1847 and his naturalization record indicated he sailed out of Liverpool landing in New York City in 1870. In Cincinnati, Ohio, James Martin married Anna Ward who was born in Scotland to Ireland born parents Michael and Catherine, both born in 1836. Catherine's maiden name was Cryan on her death certificate, but varies widely in birth and death records of her children, most of whom were born in Liverpool, The damily immigrated in 1870 to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Ancestry DNA matches to Munster/County Cork community and two of my DNA matches have roots in Bantry, Ireland. Other than that, I have no idea how to get back further into Ireland. My Mother's side is mostly Scotch Irish from Ulster
posted by Mary Ann Sullivan
Hi Mary, it is easy to add ancestors to a tree, start with your father and mother and go from there. This link will guide you through this process

Cheers, Rich

posted by Rich Moss

I am an old duffer who has recently become interested in my ancestry. My maternal side (Blanchette / Canadian) goes back to the 1500s BUT on my paternal (McKenna) (Irish) side I hit the wall with my Great Great Grandfather born in 1828 in Ireland. All my Irish traceable relatives lived or were born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. I don't know how to trace their lives beyond that. I am willing to invest time & labor to learn how. Is this the group I should join to do this???

Barry Neil McKenna

posted by Barry McKenna
Hi old duffer, I'm an old duffer too with the same time frame brick wall. My Great Grandfather was born in Ireland c.1812 and I can't find anything more on him.

The First thing to do is build your tree and put everything you know and what sources you used. This way other people won't be duplicating your research.

You may find something at

Good hunting Barry

posted by Richard Devlin