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Usefulness of Irish immigration visa info on ships manifest?
« on: Sunday 03 September 06 05:03 BST (UK) »
I was reviewing some Ellis Island immigrant ship manifests for some of my Irish ancestors and noticed that one column titled "Immigration Visa" contains a date of issue, Irish place of issue and an ID number. Can anyone tell me if this information is of any value in finding out more about a particular immigrant prior to his arrival in the US? Are there more detailed records somewhere in Ireland that pertain to these immigration visa applications?

Thanks,
Joe
Kearns, Prendergast, Callaghan, Burns, McDonough, Mulaney, McHugh in Parish Knock (Knock, Carrownamallaght, Ruane, Lakehill, others), Parish Bekan, Parish Aghamore