Monday, 5 August 2013

Boston Irish Immigrant Missing Friends announcements

Ancestry has released a new collection, Searching for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in “The Boston Pilot 1831–1920". Here's the blurb:

For nearly a century, the Boston Pilot served as a beacon for Irish immigrants seeking information on loved ones they had lost contact with. Between 1831 and 1920, more than 45,000 advertisements were placed in the newspaper by recent immigrants looking for family who had come over earlier, by relatives back in Ireland, or by families seeking information on people who had moved elsewhere in the U.S. looking for employment.

Ruth-Ann Harris, Donald Jacobs, and Emer O’Keefe extracted these advertisements from issues of the Pilot for their multivolume work Searching for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in The Boston Pilot 1831–1920. This database includes indexed images of those extracts.

To consult the records, visit http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5060

Chris

My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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