The comment below is typical of many people who are seeking information relating to family members who left Ireland after the Great Hunger. People were leaving for many years due to the extreme poverty and harsh conditions of life. Taking account of those who died and those who emigrated in the fifty years following the Great Hunger the population of Ireland was depleted severely. The nation has never recovered from this burden.
The poster would appreciate any comments that may help, so please contribute with ideas. The Internet is a wonderful facility and it would be terrific to help Mary link up with some relatives in Ireland.
Comment to Blog article:
Looking for information of Bridget C. Moore (my grandmother) born Feb. 27, 1871 in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, and the reason why she would have come to America, alone, on a ship, City of Berlin, on July 30, 1886. She lived with family she did not know, married my grandfather Timothy Joseph Brown, whose family came from County, Kerry, Ireland. He married Bridget Brosnihan in Dingle on Aug. 4, l860. I am piecing together my father’s family, but no one can find out why Bridget’s family sent her here alone and if we have any family still in Ireland. Mary Brown Sobrito