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From: "Louise Acheson" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Mitchell, Scotch/Irish New York to Michigan
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:31:42 -0500
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I have this same problem. They came in 1840. No other info about from where
in Ulster. I wonder what was happening in 1840 to come here??? Your info
might help me thanks Linda-from Louise

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Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 9:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [S-I] Mitchell, Scotch/Irish New York to Michigan

> Hi Karen,
>
> It's good you are trying to learn how your parents got from Armagh to
> Canada in 1840. The way you research this is to study the methodology. You
> can do this by buying or borrowing books on the topic, attending lectures
> on records documenting Canadian immigration from Ulster, downloading
> lectures, reading them free on line, googling. A summary is here:
> http://www.theshipslist.com/Research/canadarecords.htm
>
> The first thing you will notice is that Canada didn't begin to keep
> records with a few exceptions till 1865. You may then notice your date is
> before this. So how long do you want to try to learn about an event that
> may well not be documented in any record, anywhere? You can spend 20 or 30
> years doing this, or 50 or more. At the end you could be very grouchy and
> none the wiser. There are strategies for locating information -- in family
> histories, county histories, etc, etc, etc, etc. I often cite
> www.genealogical.com/university.html as a place to go to. It has a chart
> that details the possible sources to find information about migration. You
> can also improve your analysis skills and learn how to analyze the data
> you already have to indentify clues that you have overlooked. This sounds
> immensely boring and unexciting, but I only hope that when I get back to
> my family history I have overlooked some of the astonishing buried
> treasures found in what clients of mine have sent.
>
> Still, if no one documented the name of the ship in your family, you may
> have to channel them from the other side. Even this is risky. I assume,
> anyway, if we called back my great aunt, who migrated at the age of 4 with
> her family from Scotland in 1893 and who in her later years wrote a letter
> documenting what she knew, that she'd give the same ship name as she did
> in her letter. Unfortunately, she was wrong. It didn't take long to
> discover that no su ch ship as she named existed in 1893 or ever lugged
> people from Scotland to the USA. However there was a similar named ship.
> Sure enough, I found them on a passenger list for THAT ship. Move back
> another hundred years or more -- there are plenty of errors in our holy,
> received family histories. Sometimes you gotta work around the family
> history <grin>. Or the opinions of deceased ancestors called back from the
> grave to the spiritual circle.....
>
> I'd check Filby and then turn to hunting up oral family history that has
> been preserved in collateral lines, if not your own.
>
> Linda Merle
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karen" <>
> To:
> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 8:37:51 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Mitchell, Scotch/Irish New York to Michigan
>
> Mary, how did you learn the ship they cdamne on? I'm trying to larn how my
> great great grandparents got from Co. Armagh to Canada in 1840. Many
> thanks,
> Karen
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Widener" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Mitchell, Scotch/Irish New York to Michigan
>
>
>
> My Scotch Irish came to Abbeville, S. Carolina in 1767 from Belfast.
> Directly to Charleston, S. Carolina, have the ship they came over on and
> the
> land they were given, Matthew and James SHANKS, Matthew the father, his
> wife
> died enroute from Belfast and James was only about 4 or 5 years old when
> they arrived. James had an uncle who had previously come over, a Robert
> WILSON
> Mary Widener
>
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