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In General Genealogy on January 22, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I am currently taking some courses on genealogy through the University of Toronto’s National Institute of Genealogical Studies.  I’ve taken courses through them before, and have always found them useful.

One of the courses I’m taking right now is Canadian Migration Patterns.  It covers both immigration to Canada, and migration across Canada.  It is one of the most well-written courses I have taken, and I am enjoying it thoroughly.

A re-tweet by Meagan Smolenyak today led me to this news story on an Irish website.  This little newstory taught me a couple of things.  First, the Irish are emigrating in numbers apparently, and a fair percentage of them are coming to Canada.  Second, I learned that Canada currently allows 250,000 immigrants a year, designated between different home-countries.  I am sad to admit that I knew very little of our current immigration policies until these  last few weeks.  Yet such policies impacted our ancestors so greatly.

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