Digital Public Library of America

“The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world,” according to its website. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a great resource, and I think you’ll enjoy looking at what’s there.

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Butte, Ireland’s Fifth Province

Did any of your Irish immigrant ancestors work in American mines? Perhaps the coalfields of Pennsylvania, the copper mines in Michigan, or the gold mines of California or Alaska? Even more likely, they may have been drawn to the silver and copper mines in Butte, Montana.

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