Tag Archives: Grosse-Ile

Online resources about the Irish in Quebec

In addition to the usual sources, such as census records, births, marriages and deaths, and city directories, there are other resources that can help us with our family research. Here are some online resources that may help you gain a better … Continue reading

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More books about the Irish in Quebec

Further to yesterday’s post, Books about the Irish in Quebec, here are a few more books. Burns, Patricia. The Shamrock and the Shield: An Oral History of the Irish in Montreal. Montreal, Véhicule Press, 2005. Many of these stories are … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading


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