Joan & Ron:
Sorry for the belated response. I have been "genealogically" inactive for most
of 2006 and I am just now going over very old Fermanagh Gold messages. In the odd chance
you didn't get a response to your question, here is what I believe was the case.
Families leaving Fermanagh around 1850 were most likely to sail from Liverpool. That what
every [documented] ancestor of mine did when they left Tattymore (Roslea area) for the US.
They traveled between 1849 and 1859. All went from Liverpool to NY. Beginning in 1866,
the Anchor Line, which apparently was created to service commercial need between Glasgow
and NY, stopped in Moville, Co. Donegal to pick up passengers. That became a very popular
route of passage between Ireland and NY. The last ancestor I have record of came that way
Hope this helps.
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 16:12:43 -0700
From: "Joan & Ron Silver"
Subject: [FER-GOLD] points of departure
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Families leaving Fermanagh around 1850. What would have been the point of departure?
Thank you , dear listers.
Still trying to find my Martins and Kernans of Enniskillen!