Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

z – Irish Genealogy Resources: Irish in the United States

A guide to Irish genealogy materials maintained in the Celtic Collection at the University of St. Thomas.

Search for Missing Relatives

Since many Irish families immigrated to the United States piecemeal (e.g. a father one year, a wife and children the next), it was a common for family members to lose track of one another.  When this occurred, "personal" notices frequently were placed in newspapers with a heavy Irish-American readership. These notices often link a name with a location both in Ireland and in the United States.



The Department of Special Collections holds a small collection of passenger and immigration lists and gravestone inscriptions relating to Irish who immigrated to the United States. A sample of the titles held are listed below.  But you can use the LibrarySearch catalog to search for more.