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From: Beth Walsh <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cook not Corrigan-Ancestry-- ChicagoNewspaper Indexes
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 07:44:45 -0800 (PST)
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You're right!
I shouldn't rely on just my memory sometimes when I post an answer.
All these Irish names start to blend after awhile!

It sounds like it's a very similar index then, with some overlapping of information. That's why I thought it was one and the same. But going back and re-reading the names of the papers that he culled the names from, I see the difference.
I wonder if it's the same Corrigan family that is always involved with St. Xavier (or at least was when I was going there). There was usually a fundraiser of some sort, as they were a family of boys stricken with hemophilia.


Nan Brennan <> wrote:
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 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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