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June Pelo
24-09-18, 17:32
Heartbreaking to read what our ancestors endured:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03585522.1955.10411468

An Irishman, Andrew Newby, has been in Finland gathering information about memorials of the famines of Finland.
https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/irish_researcher_hunts_finnish_famine_memorials/9739853

The last famine in Finland was 1866-68.. my father's mother was a child then, but remembered hearing people talk about eating bark bread, etc.