Monday, January 12, 2015

Irish in Connecticut

This morning I worked on my to-do pile and came upon the latest issue of The Shanachie, the Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society newsletter (Vol. XXVI, No. 4, 2014). I had been keeping it for just this occasion - to share the information on my blog. 

This issue is a goldmine for anyone with Irish ancestors living/working in Connecticut during the 1800s.

The newsletter lists Irish workers on the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad, maritime workers, ship carpenters, sailors.  And then there are the Irish women who worked in the carpet industry in Enfield, CT.

For those who have Irish ancestors living in Connecticut, a membership in the Connecticut Irish-American Society is well worth the coin.

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