Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Australian based Irish Famine orphan girls database

Thanks to Irish Roots magazine for an interesting site I've not come across before. The Irish Famine Memorial site at is an Australian site commemorating those who sailed down under between 1848 and 1850 to escape the famine. Amongst its holdings is a useful database listing orphan girls who were sent from Ireland's workhouses, located at

(With thanks to Irish Roots on Facebook at


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  1. Chris, it's also worth knowing descendants can provide info to the database by using the contact form. This is another way to let others know you are connected to that orphan...more cousin bait.