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From: "Carmen DiGiacomo" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cook not Corrigan-Ancestry-- ChicagoNewspaperIndexes
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 19:02:12 -0500
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I agree. There used to be access to them a number of years back and I was
fortunate enough to print some of the data when searching for my Reardon
line.

I will have to have a relook and see if some of the info may be of use to
this list.

Carmen-Pittsburgh

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nan Brennan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:50 AM
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cook not Corrigan-Ancestry-- Chicago
NewspaperIndexes


> 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 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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