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Earl Grey's Famine Orphan Scheme 1848-1850 Tasks

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This page is under construction [Feb 2023] - your patience is appreciated!


Topic Progress summary

Irish Famine Orphan Girls by Voyage
(as at 12 Feb 2023)
Ship Name # Orphans # Profiles on WikiTree
Derwent 136 13
Diadem 204 3
Digby 229 56
Earl Grey 183 5
Elgin 201 7
Eliza Caroline 235 2
Inchinnan 164 0
Inconstant 138 2
John Knox 279 6
Lady Kennaway 191 3
Lady Peel 166 4
Lismoyne 166 5
Maria 243 0
New Liverpool 201 6
Panama 157 2
Pemberton 305 11
Roman Emperor 120 1
Thomas Arbuthnot 194 14
Tippoo Saib 297 6
William and Mary 162 8
TOTAL:3971 154

#Ship Name: links to the task page for each voyage
#Orphans: number of orphan girls on each ship (as per passenger list). NB. passenger lists for the 3 ships that in arrived South Australia are incomplete
#Profiles: number of those Orphans with a profile existing on WikiTree and linked to the topic

Tasks: Irish Famine Orphan Girls

Add a new profile to the topic

  1. Open the Add New Person form (in a separate tab).
  2. Open the page for one of the ships from the above table (in a separate tab)
  3. Choose one of the orphan girls without a WikiTreeID from the table on that page (please check the comments for profiles created since the last page update).
  4. Use the data on that line of the table to complete the new profile form. Notes: 'No.', 'LastName and 'First Names' fields are as listed on passenger list; 'YOB' is estimated birth year based on age given on passenger list. Please be sure to view the relevant passenger list and database record for extra information (eg. other names, parents, siblings, occupation, employment, religion, education, spouse(s), marriage(s), children, death, burial etc.).
  5. Add basic biography text - [instructions]
  6. Add the details of the passenger list image and the database record to the 'Sources' section - [instructions]
  7. Click the 'Create New Profile' button
  8. Add the project sticker and categories - [instructions]
  9. Preview the results; correct typos etc.
  10. Leave a comment on the ship page to let us know the WikiTreeID of the new profile.

Link an existing profile to the topic

We are aware that some profiles within the scope of this topic may already exist on WikiTree, but have not yet come to the attention of the topic team. This might occur if it was created prior to the current sticker/category set-up; or if it was created by someone unconnected with, or unaware of, the topic.

If you believe that you have discovered such a profile, please leave a comment on this page (include the WikiTreeID and any other details that may help confirm that it meets the topic criteria).

Example code for new profile

Below is an example of what should be included on a new profile within this topic. Please note that it is only a guide and is not intended to be a rigid set of rules.

Put this in the 'Biography' text box:
{{Earl Grey|location=<Native_place>}}

<Given Name(s)> <LASTNAME> was born about <YOB>, in County <native_place>, Ireland.

In 1849, <IFOGfirstname> was one of 305 orphan girls, who emigrated to Port Phillip, in the Colony of Victoria, aboard Pemberton. Her entry in the shipping records describe her as a <15 yr old, Roman Catholic, house servant who was able to read & write. Details of her parents were not recorded>. [1]

Upon arrival, <IFOGfirstname> was employed by <A. O'Mullane, of Queen St, Melbourne, the contract being £5 for 3 years>. [1]

Can you help tell the rest of her story?

Research Notes

Birth: Estimate based on age given in shipping records.

Put this in the 'Sources' text box:

[[Category: Irish Famine Orphan Girls aboard <Shipname, Arrived dd month yyyy>]]

Tasks: Resources

  • Maintain topic Space Page [re-organisation in progress AUG 2019]
  • Create and maintain a Space Page for each voyage - to assist with individual profile creation; to track progress [In progress AUG 2019]
  • review categories and stickers (with wider Australia Project)
  • collaborate with Australia and Ireland Projects regarding links to important sources and current maintenance categories/team requirements



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