Notes on Canada
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Notes on Canada

Large numbers of Irish went to Canada because the fare was cheaper. Gross Ille was a quarantine station where many Irish immigrants died of ships fever, starvation, and lack of clothing on the voyages.

A lot of the Irish didn't want to stay in Canada because of British rule there and moved on the US as soon as they were able, but many settled in Canada on a permanent basis. St. Johns, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Chateauguay River valley of Quebec, and many localities in Ontario had Irish settlers.

A number of Irish went to Canada with the British Army in the 1795-1815 era; they were encouraged to settle along the border and be ready to fight for England in the event of border disputes with the US. And so we bring you

Some Hints for Research in Canada


Canada GenWeb Canada GenWeb

Cyndi's List - Canada

Abbreviations as on Yahoo!
Canadian ProvincesAB - Alberta BC - British Columbia
MB - ManitobaNB - New BrunswickNF - Newfoundland
NT - Northwest TerritoriesNS - Nova ScotiaON - Ontario
PE - Prince Edward IslandQC - QuebecSK - Saskatchewan
YT Yukon

Irish Emigration and Canadian Settlement by Cecil J. Houston and William J. Smyth, published by University of Toronto Press and the Ulster Historical Foundation, 1990, ISBN 0-8020-5829-9

Index for Canada - or - Guide

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