Original homes of the Pilgrims in England before coming to America. John Carver was a passenger of the Mayflower in 1620. Carver is said to have written the Mayflower Compact, & was its 1st signer as well as 1st governor of the new colony. Another famous Pilgrim is William Bradford. He also signed the Mayflower compact & served as governor. Most came from the eastern shires of England, where Separatist sentiment was the greatest. My ancestors: Francis Cooke, his son John Cooke, & Edward…
Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland
For a long time the myth of Irish history has been that the Irish are Celts. The latest research into Irish DNA has confirmed that the early inhabitants of Ireland were not directly descended from the Celts/Keltoi of central Europe. In fact the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country. These same ancestors are shared to an extent with the people of Britain - especially the Scottish.
This website contains a unique set of Irish family history records including Birth, Death, Marriage and Gravestone records the majority of which are only available online on this website and cannot be found online elsewhere.
Immigrant database from 1820-1892 - CastleGarden.org is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.