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January 18, 2017

Irish and Great Famine Documentary on YouTube

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuKPBaUCq2E
Thanks to Gail Dever I learned about a new Documentary about the Irish and Great Famine on YouTube.

This  new documentary tells the story of the Irish who fled poverty and the Great Famine of 1847 and traveled to Canada. This was such a tragic time for Ireland. My own McGinnis ancestors fled Ireland to escape starvation when the potato crop failed, and arrived in Canada in the summer of 1846.

Gail has written a very complete blog post about this so please read her article using the link above.

1 comment:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks for passing on that information. I'll have to watch the video.