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From: Catherine Sherry <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Indenturement
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 23:38:10 -0500
In-Reply-To: <1C807CF9-5DAE-40EA-82D2-3596CC61686F@mindspring.com>


Nan,

I have not tried IRAD records, but then I've never requested anything from
IRAD. I've searched the site frequently, and obtained confirmation of some
records I have already.

Cathy


On 1/12/08 11:16 PM, "Nan Brennan" <> wrote:

> Cathy,
>
> Did you ever check the IRAD holdings for Cook County?
> Is there anyone on the list who has some expertise with IRAD?
> I've obtained a few records by mail, and service was good--at
> two different facilities. But they were pretty simple requests,
> one was an inquest record and I forget what the others were.
>
> Nan
>
> On Jan 12, 2008, at 10:00 PM, Catherine Sherry wrote:
>
>> Is anyone familiar with indenturement records and where they may be
>> obtained? My gg-grandmother (Ella Butler) and her siblings were
>> placed in
>> the Chicago Orphan Asylum in 1850 after their parents died in the
>> cholera
>> epidemic. She was then indentured to (adopted by) a new family.
>> Indenturement was used before formal adoption became the norm. I
>> have a copy
>> of Ella¹s indenturement paper, but it is almost unreadable now. My
>> sister
>> believes she obtained it in about 1980, but cannot remember from
>> where.
>> We¹ve had no luck trying to get another copy.
>>
>> Clues please??!
>>
>> Cathy
>>
>>
>>
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