Fact du jour – Famine ships

In 1847, the total number of deaths among immigrants heading for Quebec City is estimated at 17,477, and the vast majority were Irish. Of these, 3,879 are buried at Grosse Ile and about another 5,000 are buried at the Pointe-Saint-Charles sheds in Montreal.  Source: Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, Concordia University.

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About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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One Response to Fact du jour – Famine ships

  1. Susan Gingras Calcagni says:

    Just love reading the fact du jour! It’s said we learn something new every day. 🙂

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