Hi everyone I want to start my story off with one of the character's ancestors who came from Ireland in the late 1600's or early 1700's, I haven't worked that bit out yet, and traveled to America looking for a new life. I've been trying to find articles and websites on what New York would have been like, what he would have had to do to get on a ship to get to the New World and what would have waited for him there. I want him to have his own little shop but I don't know if that would have been possible for an Irish man in that day and age. So if anyone knows of any websites, articles or books or can tell me from their own research then I would be really grateful as I've tried my own library which isn't helpful at all. Thank you Anne-Marie.