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Boston Pilot Missing Friends

 

From October 1831 through October 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a “Missing Friends” column with advertisements from people looking for “lost” friends and relatives who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States. This extraordinary collection of 31,711 records is available at the Boston College website as a searchable online database, which contains a text record for each ad that appeared in the Pilot.

 

  MISSING PERSON'S INFO POINT OF ORIGIN INFO SEEKING PERSON'S INFO
             
1 Name:  Mary Boyle Home County:  Donegal Name:  Jane Boyle Murray
  Gender:  Female Parish:  Kilteevoge Relation to missing:  Sister
  Father:  Hugh Townland:  Kilrean/Kilrane Gender:  Female
  Mother: Ann Boyle Barony:  Raphoe Residence:  PA, Temperanceville,Alleghany C
  Other:  Last Heard Fr,In IL Poor-Law:  Stranorlar Date of advertisement: 10-18-1862
      1st location:  IL,    
             
      Home County:  Donegal Name:  Daniel McGlin
2 Name:  John McGlin Parish:  Kilteevoge Relation to missing:  Brother
  Gender:  Male Townland:  Letterbrick Gender:  Male
      Barony:  Raphoe South Residence:  PA, Hazleton,Luzerne Co.
      Poor-Law:  Stranorlar Date of advertisement: 04-18-1857
      1st location:  NYC, '51    
      Name of ship:  Empire State    
      Arrival date:  51/07    
      Port of Arrival:  New York City    
             
      Home County:  Donegal Name:  Peter McGlinn
3 Name:  Owen McGlinn Parish:  Kilteevoge Relation to missing:  Brother
  Gender:  Male Townland:  Letterbrick Gender:  Male
      Barony:  Raphoe Residence:  PA, Luzerne Co,Hazleton
      Poor-Law:  Stranorlar Date of advertisement: 05-03-1856
      1st location:  OH,    
      Departure date:  51/52    
             

 

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