BCGS Irish Group – Notes from 8 May 2013

The Ireland Reaching Out website was discussed by Mary Cooper, BC representative:  

See the website’s feature, Find My Parish – by Province or County:

The Peter Robinson settlers from Ireland 1823, 1825 were mentioned. The following is a sampling of websites with information, indexes and databases

The Archives of Ontario, see particularly the Land Records research guide, “From Grant to Patent: A Guide to Early Land Settlement Records, ca.1790 to ca.1850”, pages 11-12:

Peterborough Museum and Archives:

Peter Robinson Ships’ Lists, Trent Valley Archives:

Emigration From Cork Ireland to Upper Canada, 1823, The First Peter Robinson Settlers by Roberta M. O’Brien:

Peter Robinson Settlers of 1823 and 1825, Joe Kenny:

Peter Robinson Settlers from Cork to Canada 1823 & 1825, The Ships List:

Peter Robinson Settlers – 1825, Peterborough County GenSearch:

Extracts from 8 of the Robinson ships, Surgeon-superintendent Reports for 8 of the 1825 vessels, Olive Tree Genealogy:

Survey of Robinson’s Irish Settlers, Robinson’s Papers and Correspondence, Ships Lists, Medical Journals, etc. Transcription project:

See also –

The book, Peter Robinson’s Settlers by Carol Bennett (originally published by Juniper Books Ltd.: Renfrew, 1987, latest edition published by Global Heritage Press: Milton, Ontario, 2011).

1825 Robinson Settlers website for information on the 2025 Celebration planned and to contribute to a new book on Robinson settler families. Contact the Kawartha Ancestral Research Association Inc.:

also mentioned –

Irish Centre for Migration, ERIN, The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) at the Ulster-American Folk, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland and the Irish Centre for Migration Studies (ICMS) at the National University of Ireland, Cork :

Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster-American Folk Park:

Irish Petty Sessions Courts were another topic. Some on-line resources are –

Irish Petty Sessions Courts, Irish Genealogy Toolkit:

Irish Petty Session records, Republic of Ireland only, Find My Past ( or .com or – World Search), see list of all Irish indexes and databases at Find My Past:

Irish Petty Sessions records, Republic of Ireland only, see the FamilySearch catalog for films:

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, petty sessions for the 6 northern Ireland counties only:

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