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Emigration to America

The "Potato Famine" cost millions of lives in Ireland. Many left their homeland for a better life. Families became separated; they could only afford for one or two members to go at a time. The Irish found a new life, but were treated so poorly in America. Jobs were scarce for the Irish. Immigrants were considered to be filth and struggled to rebuild their lives.

I was overcome with such strong emotions in Cobh while reading some family stories. I wanted to trace my family roots, but we were pressed for time. Also, seeing the names of those never found from the Titanic disaster was overwhelming.

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Starvation equals Emigration
Last Port of Call For the RMS Titanic
Deplorable Conditions