Genealogy, Museums in Co. Mayo

Emigration was endemic in Mayo for centuries and after 1840 the flow became massive.

The Great Famine but also the discrimination due to the evictions and rents faced by Mayo people were the main causes of the significant number of emigrants flee from this county to all over the world, while the absence of investment in industry meant that young people had to emigrate to seek work.

Emigrants sometimes had to cope with an imperfect use of English and consequent literacy problems as well as adjusting to a completely alien life.

Genealogy/Family Research Centres have been the source of bringing family members together after many years, thus bringing great happiness into the lives of both parties.

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