From Lynne Heale at Quinte Branch:
The Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847 have been digitized in partnership with the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and are available free at ancestry.ca. Additional Irish content can be found at ancestry.ca/irish.
Take a minute or two to remember our Irish ancestors who survived the Irish Potato Famine and came to Canada. The above papers give you graphic descriptions of the devastation caused by the famine.