Monday, 16 May 2011

New Searchable Virtual Library for Ulster Family Historians

Queen's University Belfast has created a a new, free, web resource with a searchable virtual library called 'DIPPAM: Documenting Ireland - Parliament, People and Migration'.

It brings together into an accessible form and enhances three existing resources - EPPI - the Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland 1800-1922; the IED - Irish Emigration Database, containing runs of emigrant letters, newspaper extracts and other emigration-related materials for the 18th-early 20th centuries; and VMR - Voices of Migration and Return - a collection of 90 interviews with 20th century Ulster migrants.

The project is a collaboration between Queen's University Belfast, University of Ulster, the Centre for Migration Studies (Omagh) and Libraries NI, and funded by the AHRC. 

It can be accessed at 

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