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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cook not Corrigan-Ancestry-- Chicago NewspaperIndexes
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 14:44:59 -0600
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I noted some similarities in the databases, too, Beth.

But as Kathy has pointed out JC's data base (which as far as I know
is unpublished)
has over 18,000 records....and Kathy has mentioned he
is currently
transcribing more records. Tom Cook's database, which is an absolute
treasure trove,
and has been so helpful to so many of us was around 9,000 records at
the time
Ancestry acquired and published it.

I would love to have EITHER of these prolific, dedicated Chicago
Irish researchers as a presenter to our group
if they had the time and interest. It would be a wonderful
opportunity and our good fortune.
I believe Tom is in Oregon now, however.

Kathy is going to ask JC about meeting with us and I for one am very
excited about that!


On Dec 6, 2007, at 9:44 AM, Beth Walsh wrote:

> 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.
> Beth
> 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.
> Nan
>> 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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