Friday, March 18, 2005

Irish Immigrants to US

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

May you always have work for your hands to do,
May your pockets hold always a coin or two,
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane,
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
   -Irish Blessing

A great new aid to researching Irish immigrants to the USA has come online today, and index to the Missing Friends column that ran in The Boston Pilot, the Roman Catholic newspaper in the city, from 1831 to 1921. For more information see this article at The Irish immigrant past gets tie to today. The database is here: More than 31,438 records.

I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice. - Rosa Parks, 1913-

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