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Thank you, thank you Christine & Sarah!

I had a marvelous and extremely fruitful two days researching at the Mellon Centre for Migration... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Sarah D
A Must If You Are Tracing Irish Roots to America

The Mellon Centre, which is a branch of the Northern Ireland Library System, based in Belfast... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
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26 Jul 2017
“Thank you, thank you Christine & Sarah!”
12 Jun 2017
“A Must If You Are Tracing Irish Roots to America”
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I had a marvelous and extremely fruitful two days researching at the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies --- and it wouldn't have been successful without the help of Christine and Sarah, librarians and archivists (hope those are the right words!) at the Centre. They went...More

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LibrariesNI, Senior Heritage Services Manager at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your very kind comments. We are delighted that you found your visit to be so worthwhile and for the recognition of Christine and Sarah’s knowledge and helpfulness. Eileen McVerry Senior Heritage Services Manager Libraries NI

Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Mellon Centre, which is a branch of the Northern Ireland Library System, based in Belfast, still has an extensive collection of information available. The librarians there are not researchers, but they can provide a wealth of valuable information on how and where to find...More

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LibrariesNI, Manager at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. I am delighted you had such a positive experience when visiting the library and found the resources to be so valuable for research. Regards Eileen McVerry Senior Heritage Services Manager Libraries NI

Reviewed 25 October 2016

A research facility on the grounds of the Ulster Folk Park, focused on Irish emigration and other records. Very helpful, knowledgeable staff.

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LibrariesNI, Manager at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. I am delighted you had such a positive experience when visiting the library. Regards Eileen McVerry Senior Heritage Services Manager Libraries NI

Reviewed 27 June 2016

This centre is well worth a visit. In the welcome center there are numerous tourist items for sale. There is a cafe attached where one can relax and have a snack or meal. The buildings throughout the Centre are built to resemble an earlier day...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

The ladies in this center spent 1/2 day one day and then 1/2 day a second day helping us find information on our ancestors who migrated to America from County Tyrone. They helped us uncover all kinds of information and guided us to many websites...More

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LibrariesNI, Manager at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

We are delighted you found your visits to the Mellon Centre so enjoyable and the staff knowledgeable and helpful in finding useful and relevant information for you. Thank you for your very kind comments. Eileen McVerry Senior Heritage Services Manager Libraries NI

Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is one of those gems that you stumble across every now and then, when you're least expecting it! You will be greeted warmly by the wonderful staff, from Brian and Paddy, through Christine and Joanne, to the casual ones who I never quite get...More

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LibrariesNI, Manager at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

We are delighted you find your visits to the Mellon Centre so enjoyable and the staff knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you for your very kind comments. Eileen McVerry Senior Heritage Services Manager Libraries NI

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Genuinely loved every bit of the time we spent here. Great experience. Highly recommend to all age groups. Enjoyable

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Stopped here for the second time in twelve months (it takes a while to save up the airfare!) to find that Christine and Ann were just as genuinely helpful as last time, due to their unique knowledge and their ability to put their hands on...More

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LibrariesNI, Manager at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. I am delighted you had such a positive experience when visiting the library. Eileen McVerry Senior Heritage Services Manager Libraries NI

Reviewed 30 June 2015

This public library is a real find. The staff worked through their lunch break to help with our casual research, and actually made a FIND! Even if you are not researching, stop by for a taste of the Irish roots many are searching for.

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LibrariesNI, Manager at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2015

Thank you for your kind comments, we’re delighted you enjoyed your visit. Ann Duffy Heritage Service Manager Libraries NI

Reviewed 2 June 2015

My famous relative was a big help to the ladies who found my grandmother and her family in one of 10 books about the famous relative.No matter who you are,if you have Irish roots,these patient women will guide your search.

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ukeejeni
2 August 2017|
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Hi We are delighted to hear that you plan to visit our library and hope you find your visit productive. If you would like to email the library directly with your queries the staff will be happy to tell you how we can help... More
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Brian H
13 March 2016|
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Hi Brian, thanks for your enquiry. The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies does not hold these records. To our knowledge records of people moving between Ireland and mainland Britain largely were not kept. However, Cork... More
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