Thursday, July 02, 2015

Digital Irish Famine Archive Available Online

The Irish Famine Archive is a tremendous resource for those with Irish Canadian roots. It contains eyewitness accounts of those who migrated from Ireland to Canada by those who cared for them, namely the Grey Nuns (Sisters of Charity) and the Sisters of Providence within the fever sheds of Montreal. Other accounts are included by Irish orphans who were adopted by French Canadian families in the area. While the time-frame is quite small, 1847-1848, the amount of detail gives us a tremendous amount of insight into the true conditions of the time.

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