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Irish Emigration to North America: Before, During, and after the Famine

November 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Northern Waters Genealogical Society invites you to their next meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 2-3 pm, at the Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street. A brief business meeting will follow.

This month’s program is “Irish Emigration to North America: Before, During, and after the Famine” with speaker, Paul Milner, by recorded webinar. The webinar will include the examination of migration from Ireland to the US and Canada looking at the push (internal issues influencing emigration) and pull (external) factors and how these changed over time. The presentation will illustrate how to use historical information about migration routes and Irish settlement patterns as clues for locating Irish ancestors

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research.

Paul was raised on the West Coast of northern England. A mining engineer with a degree from the Cambourne School of Mines in Cornwall, England, he came to the U.S. in 1975 to get his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. He has been in the U.S. ever since, and in 2008 he became a dual citizen of both countries. In the intervening years, Paul received two graduate degrees and traveled widely throughout the world.

Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books, and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist, he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology.

He is the 2018 recipient of the Utah Genealogical Society Fellow Award. He is currently the book review editor of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois Newsletter (BIGWILL) and is the former book review editor of the FGS FORUM.

Paul is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois.

This program is free, and all persons interested in family history and genealogy are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 715-686-7339.

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Boulder Junction Community Center
5392 Park Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512 United States
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(715) 385-2220