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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Missing Irish relatives --old newspapernotices
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:25:13 -0600
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In-Reply-To: <159538.28459.qm@web82504.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Patti,

I think Kay actually first told us about this database and
may have posted some of these awhile back, or maybe I'm confusing
this with the Kerry board.

From an altogether different thread....What class was your husband
in at Leo?
And your brothers?

Thanks for your kind remarks, it's a lot of fun for me helping others.

Nan


On Jan 29, 2008, at 8:02 PM, patricia meyers wrote:

> Thanks, Nan, for all your work and efforts in helping the rest of
> us. I'm looking forward to reading about the missing Chicago
> people referred to in Irish Friends and Relatives...sort of like
> the Boston Pilot...excellent!
>
> Patti
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Nan Brennan <>
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 7:28:41 PM
> Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Missing Irish relatives --old newspaper
> notices
>
> Hi Alice,
>
> Irish Friends and Relatives is an Ancestry owned database
> originally compiled by a Laura Murphy DeGrazia.
>
> She transcribed notices that appeared in the "Irish-American" Ny paper
> of Irish friends and relatives looking for other Irish friends and
> relatives.
> It is very useful genealogically because it gives the Irish origins,
> county, parish, often place, family members and places in the US
> "last heard of" etc. The Irish American began publication in 1849.
>
> I found 99 with Chicago a connection and I will gradually be posting
> to the list.
>
> Another similar source for newspaper notices of missing relatives
> is the Boston College Information Wanted site:
> http://infowanted.bc.edu/
> This site is FREE and it is a transcription "Missing Friends" column
> that appeared in the Boston Pilot newspaper from 1831-1921.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Nan
>
> On Jan 29, 2008, at 6:26 PM, wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi Nan,
>>
>> Where did you find these notices? And, who are "Irish Friends and
>> Relatives?" I guess it wasn't uncommon to lose track of relatives
>> once they came to the U.S. I have an 1881 letter from an ancestor
>> who describes losing track of 2 siblings once they came to America
>> from Ireland. It never occurred to me to look for notices in the
>> newspapers.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Alice
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nan Brennan <>
>> To:
>> Sent: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 2:26 pm
>> Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] JOHN HICKEY Donohill Co Tipperary
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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>> Of JOHN HICKEY, a native of Parish Donohill, County Tipperary,
>> Ireland.
>> When last heard from, five years ago, was in Watertown, New York
>> State,
>> any information respecting him will be thankfully received by his
>> sister,
>> CATHERINE HICKEY, Tremont House, Chicago, Il.
>>
>> August 20, 1859
>> Irish Friends and Relatives
>>
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