Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2019 traces Irish families

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Speakers at the Great Famine Voices Roadshow were Marie-Claude Belley of Parks Canada, Dr. Mark McGowan of the University of Toronto, Caroilin Callery from the National Irish Famine Museum in Strokestown Park, Ireland, and Joseph Lonergan, president of Irish Heritage Quebec.

People want to know about their families’ origins and cultures – it’s only natural. Ads for Ancestry.ca and DNA identification packages have gone viral. Information from old records and newspapers is being digitized and made public. Yet there are still many more names, details and stories to discover.