Date(s) - 25/09/2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Irish Palatines are one of Canada’s invisible ethnic groups: separated by language, religion and ethnic background in Ireland, they found a hospitable environment when they immigrated to Ontario in the 18th and 19th centuries. Quebec was a key destination, too. Many Irish Palatines who had first settled in New York arrived in Quebec as Loyalists during the American Revolution. At the end of the war, most were settled on land in Ontario, but a few rogue Palatine Loyalists set up home in Quebec’s Missisquoi Bay. After the War of 1812, Irish Palatines emigrated directly from Ireland, some settling in southwestern Quebec. Yet while they thrived in Ontario, their experience in Quebec was quite different. Speaker Carolyn Heald will explore the Irish Palatine experience in Quebec, and consider the divergences and the continuities with the more familiar Ontario experience. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdemtpjsrHtx3grEIrfcANbJmrEj4jiuk
Carolyn has been researching Irish Palatine history and genealogy for more than three decades and is the author of The Irish Palatines in Ontario: Religion, Ethnicity, and Rural Migration. She is a Director of the Irish Palatine Special Interest Group (IP-SIG) and was the recipient in 2011 of the IP-SIG’s Eula C. Lapp Award for significant contributions to Irish Palatine genealogy.