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After researching my maternal line ancestry it led me to flax farmers in Ireland, but information about so many of my ancestors

is difficult to find because there was a fire in the Dublin archives in 1922 wiping out most of the census records for 1821 - 1851.

 

Sometimes I wonder if this was a deliberate fire to under estimate the numbers who died because of famine.

 

I'm trying to find some sites I've used in the past which connects this famine squarely on the British Government

of the time, but bear with me, because so much has been deleted from the internet about this subject and so many more.

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It hit the highlands of scotland too but not as badly:

 

The Highland Potato Famine (Scottish Gaelic: Gaiseadh a' bhuntàta) was a period of 19th-century Highland and Scottish history (1846 to roughly 1856) over which the agricultural communities of the Hebrides and the western Scottish Highlands (Gàidhealtachd) saw their potato crop (upon which they had become over-reliant) repeatedly devastated by potato blight. It was part of the wider food crisis facing Northern Europe caused by potato blight during the mid-1840s, whose most famous manifestation is the Great Irish Famine, but compared with its Irish counterpart, it was much less extensive (the population seriously at risk was never more than 200,000 – and often much less[1](p307)) and took many fewer lives as prompt and major charitable efforts by the rest of the United Kingdom ensured relatively little starvation. The terms on which charitable relief was given, however, led to destitution and malnutrition amongst its recipients. A government enquiry could suggest no short-term solution other than reduction of the population of the area at risk by emigration to Canada or Australia. Highland landlords organised and paid for the emigration of more than 16,000 of their tenants and a significant but unknown number paid for their own passage. Evidence suggests that the majority of Highlanders who permanently left the famine-struck regions emigrated, rather than moving to other parts of Scotland.[2]:197-210 It is estimated that about a third of the population of the western Scottish Highlands emigrated between 1841 and 1861.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Potato_Famine

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Irish Holocaust: The Mass Graves of Ireland, the ‘famine’ is a myth

 

Irishmen and Irishwomen!

"Read this site and weep.  Weep for the agonies and deaths of your people at the hands of genocidists.  The authorities who imposed the curriculum, the teachers and professors who funnelled it into you, have carefully kept you uninformed as to which British regiment, or that any regiment, murdered your people.  Until now, that information was kept from you. You had no access to it.  You do now – you read it on your computer screen!  Commit the regiment’s name to memory"

 

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https://tlio.org.uk/land/land-rights-history/irish-holocaust-the-mass-graves-of-ireland/

 

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