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From: Bob Waterous <>
Subject: Interesting & Fun Irish Search Engine
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 19:20:51 -0800
This was copied from the PIERCE List. I ignored the mysterious symbols
imbedded in the message.
Click on the links near the bottom and plug in HANNON, HANNAN or
whatever surname interests you. You just might find your relative.
Even if you don't, it's informative. I had fun with it.
Good luck to all of us!
Bob WATEROUS, List & Board moderator
Subject: 72 Irish Pierce's
From: Brenda <>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 12:24:43 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
>From October 1831 through October 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper
printed a â€œMissing Friendsâ€ column with advertisements from people
looking for â€œlostâ€ friends and relatives who had emigrated from
Ireland to the United States. This extraordinary collection of 31,711
records is available here as a searchable online database, which
contains a text record for each ad that appeared in the Pilot.
The advertisements contain the ordinary but revealing details about the
missing personâ€™s life: the county and parish of their birth, when they
left Ireland, the believed port of arrival in North America, their
occupation, and a range of other personal information. Some records may
have as many as 50 different data fields, while others may offer only a
few details. The people who placed ads were often anxious family members
in Ireland, or the wives, siblings, or parents of men who followed
construction jobs on railroads or canals.
These â€œMissing Friendsâ€ advertisements provide a window on the world
of Irish immigration. For further resources and more about the history
Irish immigration, the Great Famine, and the Pilot, visit the History or
Try a simple search on this page. For help or an advanced search,
Thought this might be helpful, a simple entry of PIERCE had 72 entries.
Happy Searching ...
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