The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot, Volume I: 1831-1850
Edited by Ruth-Ann M. Harris and Donald M. Jacobs
6 x 9 hcvr, 746 pp., includes 27 tables
Published: 2020 reprint of 1989 original.
Originally published in 1989 by NEHGS in cooperation with the Irish Studies Program and the Department of History at Northeastern University, a total of eight volumes contain 5,655 ads published nation-wide from 1831 to 1920—a span of 89 years! The surprisingly detailed and at times agonizing publicservice notices were placed most often by family members attempting to locate those who arrived in America before or after them. Organized by date and indexed by person and place, these books are a wonderful source of maiden names and origins as well as physical descriptions. Over the next few years, we will make all eight volumes available.