Ireland Project Diaspora Team

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Welcome to the Ireland Project Diaspora Team

?? Part of the Ireland Project

The term Irish_Diaspora refers to groups of Irish no longer living in Ireland or not born in Ireland. i.e. United States, Australia, England, France etc.

  • Goal: To have all profiles with Irish ancestry sourced back to Ireland.
  • Responsibilities: Insure all profiles are well sourced and well written.
  • What we do: Help people who want to "make the leap" in their trees back to Ireland and become familiar with Irish Records.
  • Who should Join:
  • How to join: Send your request to Rich Devlin if you have the Ireland Badge.
Leader: Rich Devlin
Members: Please add what your working on.

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Irish_Military_Diaspora Rich Devlin
Irish Potato Famine Migration
Slaves, Convicts and Indentured Servants
United States
Australia - New Zealand
South Africa
Mainland Britain

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Hello! Have been researching my husband's family, Crozier, and currently in Ireland doing so. They were from Co. Fermanagh. Any help appreciated.

Janet :) p.s. please add me to New Zealand team too.

posted by [deleted]
Hi Janet,

Thanks for your interest in the Irish Diaspora Team. You will first need to upgrade from 'guest' to a WikiTree membership, log at least 100 contributions to WT and then apply here to join the Ireland Project: Project membership is required in order to join one of the project's teams. Thanks for touching base, and I hope you are having a great trip! Jen, Ireland Project co-leader

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
edited by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Janet, Welcome to WikiTree.

Happy to help with County Fermanagh where I can.

If you are in Ireland there’s a Viola ( Vi) Wiggins- nee - Crozier who is a leading light at the Enniskillen Castle Heritage and Genealogy Centre, County Fermanagh. She should write a book with what she knows about Fermanagh history. You can contact her via her WT profile too Viola (Crozier) Wiggins.

Have fun,


posted by Maria Maxwell
edited by Maria Maxwell
Can I please be added to the Australia-New Zealand Sub-Team?

5 out of my 16 gg-grandparents emigrated from various parts of Ireland to South Australia between 1849 and 1855.

posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve, If you click on Australia - New Zealand and go to that Page, You'll see we already have you on that team.
posted by Richard Devlin
Done. And welcome to the Diaspora Team!
posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
I am new to Wiki Tree, but have a tree on Ancestry and have contributed to Family Search World tree. Not sure how to start building a tree on Wiki. My Paternal Grandfather Eugene Sullivan was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales on 29 Aug 1878 to Patrick and Catherine (nee Sullivan) that married there in 1870. The marriage record indicated Patrick's deceased father was also named Patrick, while Catherine's deceased father was Eugene. There is some evidence from census records and a potential USA death record that Catherine may have been born in Merthyr Tydfil about 1851. Patrick was born in Ireland, but records vary on his birth year ranging from 1841 to 1851 depending on which record you examine. The family immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA by about 1883-1885. Eugene married Ella Martin. Her father James Martin was born in Southern Ireland about 1847 and his naturalization record indicated he sailed out of Liverpool landing in New York City in 1870. In Cincinnati, Ohio, James Martin married Anna Ward who was born in Scotland to Ireland born parents Michael and Catherine, both born in 1836. Catherine's maiden name was Cryan on her death certificate, but varies widely in birth and death records of her children, most of whom were born in Liverpool, The damily immigrated in 1870 to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Ancestry DNA matches to Munster/County Cork community and two of my DNA matches have roots in Bantry, Ireland. Other than that, I have no idea how to get back further into Ireland. My Mother's side is mostly Scotch Irish from Ulster
posted by Mary Ann Sullivan
Hi Mary, it is easy to add ancestors to a tree, start with your father and mother and go from there. This link will guide you through this process

Cheers, Rich

posted by Rich Moss

I am an old duffer who has recently become interested in my ancestry. My maternal side (Blanchette / Canadian) goes back to the 1500s BUT on my paternal (McKenna) (Irish) side I hit the wall with my Great Great Grandfather born in 1828 in Ireland. All my Irish traceable relatives lived or were born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. I don't know how to trace their lives beyond that. I am willing to invest time & labor to learn how. Is this the group I should join to do this???

Barry Neil McKenna

posted by Barry McKenna
Hi old duffer, I'm an old duffer too with the same time frame brick wall. My Great Grandfather was born in Ireland c.1812 and I can't find anything more on him.

The First thing to do is build your tree and put everything you know and what sources you used. This way other people won't be duplicating your research.

You may find something at

Good hunting Barry

posted by Richard Devlin