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Peannairi is a community forum dedicated to engaging the public in original research of early settlements in Upper Canada.

Our first project involves the collaborative transcription of a survey of Irish settlers who were assisted by the British government to emigrate to Upper Canada in 1823 & 1825, under the superintendence of Peter Robinson.

{Coming Soon!} Our second transcription project encompasses the extensive collection of business records and correspondence relating to the selection, transport, and settlement of Robinson’s Irish Emigrants has survived in the British National Archives, the Archives of Ontario, and in a remarkable cache kept by Robinson and donated by his family to the Peterborough Historical Society in 1899.

Together these extraordinary documents open a unique window on conditions in pre-Famine Ireland and their connection with the early settlement of Upper Canada.

Learn how you may become a volunteer-transcriber on Peannairi.

Meanwhile, please feel free to browse.

Peannairi asserts that the transcriptions from any of its projects are dedicated to the worldwide public domain.
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