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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cook not Corrigan-Ancestry-- Chicago NewspaperIndexes
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 00:50:36 -0600
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Beth, Maureen:

The Chicago Irish Families Database on Ancestry is Tom Cook's database.
And I remember the binder and Brian talking about Tom Cook, but not
John Corrigan.

From Ancestry
> Source Information:
> Cook, Tom. Chicago Irish Families, 1875-1925 [database on-line].
> Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
> About Chicago Irish Families, 1875-1925

On Dec 5, 2007, at 9:03 PM, Beth Walsh wrote:

> Nan and list,
> That's the Irish in Chicago (or Chicago Irish is maybe what it's
> called) database that is available on Ancestry.
> If you remember at the luncheon at the IAHC when Brian was
> speaking to us, he held up that big spiral bound notebook? That was
> John Corrigan's database and the one that's on Ancestry.
> Beth
> Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> Annette,
> Thank you for sharing this with us.
> I was unaware of this index. So many of us our looking for obits in
> these papers,
> it could be of tremendous value to us.
> Does anyone else on the list know anything about this index or its
> author/creator John Corrigan?
> Nan
> On Dec 4, 2007, at 9:52 PM, amdo wrote:
>> I read in Loretto Dennis Szucs' 1996 ed. "Chicago and Cook
>> County, a Guide to Research", p. 446-7, that John Corrigan
>> compiled an extensive index of many biographies and obituaries of
>> Chicago Irish. He extracted information primarily from the
>> Chicago Inter- Ocean, The Chicago Citizen, The South Side Sun,
>> Lake Vindicator, The Sun and The New World, as well as other
>> published Chicago sources and his own personal research.
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