Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Two new Irish collections added to FindMyPast part of its 100 x 100 project, FindMyPast has added two new collections of marriage and death reports published in American newspapers.

The first – Irish Marriage Notices In American Newspapers – is a small package of just 2,500 marriage notices printed in four New York newspapers between 1835 and 1860.

The records report news of weddings involving Irish men and women from around the world, not just those in New York, and from a number of religions.

Each wedding notice was submitted by the bride or groom, or one or other's family. The amount of information listed varies, but the announcements usually include the names of the bride and groom and their birthplaces, the names of their parents, the date and place of marriage and the name of the officiating minister.

The records, which can be searched by the names of both spouses and year of marriage, are transcribed from the New York Herald, The Brooklyn Eagle, New York World, and Phoenix

Search the Irish Marriage notices in American Newspapers set.

The second new record set – Irish Death Notices in American Newspapers – is a considerably larger set of more than 35,000 transcripts of records dating from 1845 to 1909.

Each death notice was submitted (usually by the family) to advise the death of an Irish man or women. The death may have occurred anywhere, not necessarily in America.

As with the marriage announcements, the amount of information published in a death notice varies but can be very illuminating. Usually they include date and place of death, age and occupation, the names of spouse/parents/other relatives, the cause of death, birthplace and place of burial.

The records have been transcribed from the New York Herald, The Brooklyn Eagle, Phoenix, Chicago Citizen, Chicago Tribune, Illinois State Journal, New Orleans, Picayune, and The Baltimore Sun.

Search the Irish Death notices in American Newspapers set.