Thursday, November 7, 2013

Upstate New York Irish

Oneida County is in the upstate area of New York and is bisected by the Erie Canal. Many Irish worked on this project in the early 19th century and settled in this part of the state. An interesting article in the Irish Genealogist journal outlines some newspaper articles that refer to Irish immigrants in Oneida County and, importantly, where they came from in Ireland.[1] People from Mayo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Galway, Dublin, Antrim, Monaghan and Wexford are mentioned.

[1] Grimes, Marilla R. ‘Some Newspaper References to Irish Immigrants in Oneida Co., New York.’ Irish Genealogist Vol. 6. No. 2. 1974. pp. 97-98.

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