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.
Labels: famine, Grey Nuns, Irish Famine Archive, Irish-Canadian, orphans, Sisters of Providence