Starting in 2001 the JFK Trust began to compile a most comprehensive database of Irish emigration to the United States, in conjunction with the Balch Institute in Philadelphia, the Ellis Island Restoration Commission in New York and the Battery Conservancy in New York.
This database is compiled directly from the original Ship’s Passenger Manifests. It records Irish, English, Scottish, and Welsh immigrants arriving at the main US ports.
For the port of New York, the database covers the years between 1846 and 1890. For Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Philadelphia the database covers only the famine years between 1846 and 1851.
Access to the database is free through this website. Printouts are available for a small fee.
The compilation of the Irish Emigrant Database is a large and on-going process. If you have any queries regarding your search or regarding Irish Family History in general, please feel free to contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org