World Archives Project: Boston, Missing Irish Immigrants, 1831-1920

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About this project This collection contains a compilation of advertisements published in Boston, Massachusetts, of family members looking for missing individuals who had emigrated from Ireland.

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Missing Friends
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Missing Friends

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Choose the "Missing Friends" form type if the image has names to be keyed.

Page Number

Key the page number as seen on the record.
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Publication Day

Key the publication day from the publication date as seen on the record.
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Publication Month

Key the publication month in its three-letter abbreviation from the publication date using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Publication Year

Key the publication year from the publication date as seen on the record.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Key only names of missing individuals and the relative location them if they are a mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Key only names of missing individuals and the relative location them if they are a mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Key only names of missing individuals and the relative location them if they are a mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Maiden Name

Key the maiden as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Origin City

Key the origin city as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. The origin place is where a person is from. The origin city will typically be the name of the parish. Do not key the word "parish."
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Origin County

Key the origin county as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. The origin place is where a person is from. Do not key the word "county" or the abbreviation "co."
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Departure Place

Key the port of departure using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a port does not appear in the dictionary then key the port as seen.
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Departure Year

Key the deaprture year from the departure date as seen on the record.
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Arrival Place

Key the place of arrival as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Arrival Year

The Year is the third element in the date of arrival. Key the two or four digit year as seen.
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Last Known Location

Residence Location
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Relationship

Key the realtionship of the person who is searching for a missing person has to said missing person. The only acceptable relationships are: Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, and Daughter. If the person is not any of these relations this person should not be keyed.
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Page Number

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Page Number

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