Irish Emigration to New England, Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1841 - 1849
Irish Emigration to New England, Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1841 - 1849. Daniel F. Johnson. (1997) 284 pp.The Canadian port of St. John, New Brunswick was a magnet for Irish immigration during the decade that culminated in the Great Famine.
A majority of these Irish immigrants relocated to Boston or elsewhere in New England, sooner or later, in order to rejoin their family members. Since many of the aforementioned Irish arrived in Canada in a destitute or infirm condition, however, they were required to take temporary refuge in the alms and work houses, hospitals, and asylums of St. John. Many of the records of these institutions have survived, and it is owing to Mr. Johnson's ingenuity and diligence that we now have a surrogate record of these persons "missing" from the official passenger lists. In all, he has identified some 7,000 persons of Irish birth from the records of alms houses, hospitals, parish houses, etc. This is a major contribution to the literature of Irish immigration to North America.Genealogical.com publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, Genealogical.com can provide you with the resources you need. They publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. Genealogical.com is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search their genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse their genealogy book sale.