Genealogy Workshop

From Emigrant to Immigrant: The Irish Migration to North America

Level I/II: Beginner to Intermediate

This workshop provides participants with a historical perspective of the timing, conditions and reasons so many Irish elected to leave their native land. Each period of mass migration will be reviewed, along with the identification of available records, where to find them and how to interpret them. An actual case study will be reviewed during the workshop.

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Miles Davenport has over 16 years of genealogy research experience. In 2010, he published his own colonial family history spanning over ten generations. He has been published in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and taught advanced genealogical courses at the Scottsdale Public Library. Miles is currently a volunteer staff genealogist at the McClelland Irish Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

What materials do I need for this class?

You do not need any specific materials. Make sure to bring whatever device (paper or electronic) you prefer to take notes on. Wireless Internet access is available during the class.

Where is the class held?

The Norton Room is located in the basement of the McClelland Library

How much does the course cost?

Each workshop costs $15 for Library/ICC members and $20 for the general public

How do I register?

Please click on the “Register Now” button at the top of this page.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have additional questions, please call the Genealogy Centre at 602.864.2353 or email us at

Thank you for your interest in our genealogy workshop offerings.