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Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Ireland to Chicago?
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 00:31:52 -0400
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I have a document in my family that said my ancestor (also named Bridget) sailed to NY and was met at the train in Chicago by her daugter and granddaughter, who had gone to America earlier. Time frame was between 1873-1880. Hope this helps.


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From: Cece <>
Sent: Wed, 17 May 2006 14:39:52 -0400
Subject: [Irish in Chicago] Ireland to Chicago?

If a person came to America (specifically Chicago) from Ireland in 1880, which city would have been the most likely arriving destination? Would they have traversed by train or horse and buggy to Chicago?

MY GG Grandmother had such a common name (Bridget Breen), that even if I found a Bridget Breen on a ships manifest, what criteria is available to make sure it is the right Bridget?


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