Thursday, 2 July 2009

Armagh Origin Families Needed

Dr John Wright is looking for the descendants of families from Armagh that emigrated circa 1880 through 1930s, especially those that went to Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, or New York. Dr Wright is collecting information on the US experiences of those emigrants from Armagh.

To participate, please email Dr John Wright at:

Dr John R R Wright was educated at Portadown College, Stranmillis University College, Belfast and the University of Ulster. A former teacher and lecturer, he has published two books - Irish Wade, a history of the world famous Wade pottery in Portadown, Co Armagh, and Moses Teggart: Bard of the Boglands - an anthology of the poems of the North Armagh, Victorian poet who left his native county to find fame, if not fortune, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Now retired, he spends his time lecturing on local history, literature, antiques and genealogy. He is married to Emily, a former Co Armagh Dairy Princess, and considers himself fortunate to have three wonderful children, Katherine, Caroline and Bryan and a three year old, livewire, grandson Ben.


Mom to 2 said...

I have ancestors who lived in Armagh area in the 1700's and later immigrated to North America, surname Goodfellow.
I attempted the email given and it would not go through.

DR J Wright said...

Email for Armagh Origin Families is now