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Book - "Poor Ignorant Children: Irish famine orphans in Saint John, New Brunswick," Peter D. Murphy

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Book - "Poor Ignorant Children: Irish famine orphans in Saint John, New Brunswick," Peter D. Murphy

Posted: 11 Sep 1999 6:00AM GMT
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Edited: 22 Jun 2001 11:38AM GMT
Surnames: Gallagher, Murphy, McGee
New Book -

Peter D. Murphy, and D'Arcy McGee, chair of Irish Studies, St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia. 87 pages. Can $20,
#0-9696252-1-9.

Basically, the text of admittance register of the emigrant orphan asylum at St. John where 15,000 refugees arrived in 1847 alone, including Biddy Gallagher from Derry, age 1 1/4.

Scrupulously researched information, what happened, where the individuals finally went: an invaluable genealogical source for the Canadian Irish researcher.

Contains information about the asylum, the Irish population of Saint John, and events such as the famine as seen from there. Illustrations, facsimile pages from the original ledger, a bibliography - highly recommended by "Irish Roots," Cork's genealogy periodical.

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