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Irish Palatines

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Welcome to the Irish Palatines Team

This is part of the Ireland Project's Topics Team which is part of the Ireland Project
This is also part of the Palatine Migration Project when working on the original Palatines but not their descendants.

In September 1709, almost 3000 Palatines were relocated from England to rural Ireland. These refugees, originally from the Lower German Palatinate, were fleeing the wars with France. For more details see wikipedia German Palatines Re-settlement in Ireland

The Palatine Migration Project covers the Migration from the German Palatinate 1700-1776 and not their descendants.
This projects covers those who migrated to Ireland and their descendants.
  • Goal: The goals of the Ireland Palatines Team are to check each Irish Palatine profile and make it the best it can be. This will involve sourcing, clearing any suggestions, bio writing, connecting, finding names for the Unknowns and untangling the problem profiles and merging where necessary. In essence doing all that you can or feel able to do for each profile you choose to work
  • Responsibilities:
  • What we do: We seek out, create and clean up profiles of Irish Palatines and their descendants.
  • Who should Join: Anyone interested in Irish Palatines. It is suggested but not required that you be a member of the Palatine Migration Project
  • How to join: Send your request to the Team Leader, or Rich Devlin
  • We use sticker {{Occupation|image= Gail_Photos-1.jpg|text= was an [[Space:Irish_Palatines|Irish Palatine or descendant]].}}
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    and other stickers from Ireland Badges Templates and Stickers.
  • Categories we use Categories under Category:Palatine_Migration
  • Project Box please follow the instructions at Palatine Migration Project
Leader: Gina Meyers - Members: Carolyn Collins,
Name What you are working on
Rich Devlin List of Irish Palatines Please add a link to your Irish Palatine
Gina Meyers MEYERS / MYERS families
John (Buchanan) B
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Does anyone have access to the original, hand-written Rathkeale church registers, or know where they are?

posted by J (Buchanan) B
I’m a direct descendant of the Teskeys, one of the Palatine Irish groups who settled in Limerick. My great grandmother was Henrietta Teskey.

I’d like to be linked to the Irish only part of the Palatine Migration Project, please.

posted by Jane Masterson
Dear Richard and all,

I have a brick wall, my 2GGM Jane Abigail Schmidt (b. 1826, Massachusetts), who repeatedly claimed on various censuses that her father was from Ireland, and married her mother in Massachusetts. Having learned about the Irish Palatines, and seeing that Schmidt is among their surnames, I would like to research the Schmidt lines in Ireland and contribute to the project.

I would think that the best place to start would be with any existing WikiTree entries for Irish Palatines with the surname Schmidt. I would be grateful to be made a member of the project and I am also grateful for any help the other members might be able to offer to get me going.


posted by John Conway
Hi John, we would love to have you on the team. If you would leave an answer to the following G2G we will get the ball rolling https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1420859/are-you-interested-in-joining-the-ireland-project
posted by Richard Devlin
That's brilliant Gina - Thanks!
posted by J (Buchanan) B

Does anybody have a copy of "The Palatine Families of Ireland" by Hank Jones? I am trying to make sense of the Dulmages

posted by J (Buchanan) B
Noting for the record that Dave Rutherford and I have copies of this book and are happy to do look-ups.
posted by Gina Meyers