View Full Version : The famine of 1696-97

June Pelo
24-09-18, 17:32
Heartbreaking to read what our ancestors endured:

An Irishman, Andrew Newby, has been in Finland gathering information about memorials of the famines of Finland.

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.