Column: Irish Lives Remembered

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Irish Lives Remembered

Snippet: Estimates reveal that up to four million Canadians can find at least one family line they can trace back to Ireland. Although many may believe the Irish began arriving in Canada during and after the potato famine, there were significant Irish settlements in Atlantic Canada and Quebec beforehand.

Famous Irishmen such as Richard John Uniacke influenced others from their homeland to settle in Canada, helping to increase their numbers and create small communities. The newcomers made substantial contributions to the government (such as Thomas D’Arcy McGee: 1825-1868) and the economy (for example Timothy Eaton: 1834-1907).

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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