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From: patricia meyers <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] What about the Archdiocese archives?
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 18:49:43 -0800 (PST)


I would certainly be willing to volunteer to enter parish record information. I didn't know they wanted to have parish records entered.

Patti


----- Original Message ----
From: Nan Brennan <>
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Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2007 7:18:00 PM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] What about the Archdiocese archives?

They are not Normally open on Sunday.

On Dec 1, 2007, at 7:07 PM, Beth Walsh wrote:

> The Archives is another good choice. Are they open on a Sunday
> though? I've certainly never been there and have always wanted to go.
>
> Beth
>
> Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> Many of us on this list, although not all, have Irish ancestors who
> were Catholic,
> and the Catholic parish and cemetery records and newspapers are of
> great interest to us.
>
> Do you think a meeting there could be useful, interesting and
> productive?
> They really have a tremendous historical collection there.
>
> (They have a natural interest in us as well, as they are looking for
> volunteers
> to transcribe the parish records!)
>
> I understand they have limited hours, but they might be willing to
> set a date/time apart from their normal operating hours to meet
> with us.
> They might actually enjoy doing a presentation for a group and
> giving us
> a tour of the museum, too. (I didn't even know they had a museum!)
>
>
>> The intention of the museum is to display collected treasures for a
>> greater understanding of Chicago Catholicism.
>> The museum shows a part of an American heritage. The Archives &
>> Records Center mounts frequent exhibitions from its collections,
>> which the public is encouraged to visit. A brief introductory tour
>> of the museum exhibit is available to researches and the general
>> public. The exhibit is suitable for diverse audiences.
>
> They are located at Halsted/Monroe--711 West Monroe.
> I don't know if they have parking, but some of you do!
> Easy to get to driving from W SW or NW.
> Easy to get to by public transit within Chicago
> Pretty easy to get to by public transit from the suburbs.
> It is also about a half block from Old St Pat's. (Masses 11, 12, and
> 5 on Sunday)
>
> There are restaurants galore in the area. It's in the heart of Greek
> town.
> There are also 2 very popular new, highly rated (may be pricey)
> restaurants,
> a half block away: "Butter" and "Dine the Restaurant"
> They both have websites:
> http://dinerestaurant.com/
> http://butterchicago.com/
>
> There is also a Giordano's very nearby at Halsted/Van Buren, which,
> besides pizza and pasta,
> has sandwiches and salads.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Nan
> the museum: http://archives.archchicago.org/museum1.htm
> the collections: http://archives.archchicago.org/collecti.htm
> history: http://archives.archchicago.org/history.htm
>
>
>
>
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