Sunday, September 20, 2009

Irish Diaspora: Australia

Ye socks of Irish descent really need to check out this web site:

There you will not only find a searchable version of Ireland's 1911 census, but also a database of all the convicts who were deported to Australia.

A quick search for the GLEESON surname (my maternal line) yielded no fewer than 75 hits.

Kinda fun to uncover a black sheep or two in the the annals of our family history.

With a little bit of the proverbial Irish luck, perhaps one or two of ye socks out there will make a kinnection thru one of the databases on this site!

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