Extracts from the Parish Register of St. Marks and St. Simon Cyrene, Episcopal Church, Rochester, New York. United States, for interconnected West Cork families from Schull, Durrus, Drimoleague and Dunmanway areas from c 1830s.
In the late 1820 Rochester New York was a boo town arising from the building of the Erie Canal. There was substantial emigration commencing c 1820s. There was emigration in the 18th century various members of the Balllydehob, Swanton family were going back and from.
The chain emigration continue until the 20th century. Girls from the Durrus area continued to secure employment in the Kodak factory until at least the 1920s.
Courtesy Sharon Haggerty.