AGI member John Grenham is speaking on ‘UK Sources for Galway emigrants’ at the one day conference ‘Emigration and our Galway Diaspora” in Clarinbridge on Thursday September 8th next. More information here.
IMAGE OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2016
Brian Mitchell MAGI Derry/Londonderry The Anchor Line Building, designed by the Glasgow architect, James Miller, was built in 1905-7 for the Anchor Line Shipping Company. Now derelict, it stands at St. Vincent Place (near George Square) in the centre of Glasgow. From 1861 right through to 1939 ocean-going liners called at Moville, in the deeper waters of Lough Foyle, some 18 miles downstream from Derry, to pick up emigrants who were ferried from Derry in paddle tenders. During this period, at various times, four shipping lines – Anchor Line, Anchor-Donaldson Line, Allan Line, and Dominion Line – made Derry a … Read More
New AGI Affiliate, Ann Kissane
Welcome and congratulations to Ann Kissane, AGI’s newest Affiliate. Ann, who is based in New Ross, Co. Wexford, first came in contact with AGI in 2011 when she completed the Diploma in Family History at Independent Colleges, which was taught by AGI (then APGI) members. Since then she has developed her interest in genealogy and gone into the field full time. Ann is associated with the Dunbrody Irish Emigrant experience and the Ros Tapestry, both based in New Ross.