Monday, February 06, 2006

Information Wanted

Information Wanted is a searchable database of 31,711 "Missing Friends" advertisements published in the Boston Pilot between 1831 and 1921. The ads were placed by Irish immigrants eager to link up with friends or relatives who had come before, and may include info on counties and parishes of birth, ports of arrival, and places of residence in the U.S. The information is abstracted on this free website; members of NEHGS can view the entire text of "some 45,000" ads at NewEnglandAncestors.org.