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Welcome to

dedicated to preserving the unique history and heritage of Merasheen, one of the many resettled communities in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.  It's been more than 5 decades since resettlement but hopefully this website can help keep the spirit of Merasheen alive. 

Social media sites are great at sharing information but permanence of the content is held hostage to changing group memberships and political differences of members.  Our sites aims to improve on that by making the content herein a permanent historical record for current and future generations.  Your contributions to expanding that content is welcomed and appreciated.

This website is a work-in-progress, continually adding to a body of work including booklets from several reunions, published articles, photos, music, local knowledge and ancestry information, both begged and borrowed from various sources.  Where possible, the sources for material are noted and very much appreciated. 

If you have original material such as stories, photographs, etc., we would love to share that information on this site.  Please contact me with any questions, comments, complaints or donations to support the website hosting and development tools by sending me an email from the About --> Contact Us  or connect with me by social media.

Other news:  The  website was the brainchild of Brian Hennessey.  When Brian passed in July/2021, I toook charge of the web administration and support.  Going forward, the underlying technology of the website has been upgraded and content is being revised to continue Brian's legacy.

If anyone else has interest in updating or creating material and/or maintaining either website, email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  No website experience is required!

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