The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot
1831-1920, edited by Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Donald M Jacobs, and B. Emer O'Keeffe, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989-1999, 8 volumes. The Pilot is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston and the oldest surviving Catholic newspaper in the United States.
|5 May 1855||Of EDWARD BIGGANS, parish of Shrule, Co. Mayo, who left Galway port in 1849 for this country, and is supposed to be in the State of Maine. He is about 27 yrs of age, deeply regretted by his mother, brother, and sisters. Information of him will be received by his mother SARAH BIGGANS, Cleveland, Ohio||Vol. 3|
|31 July 1858||Of JAMES CONNOR (otherwise BIGGINS), of parish Shrule [Co. Mayo], who when last heard from, was in England, about two years ago. Information of him will be thankfully received by his friend Catherine McGruff, care of P. C Hall, Medford, Massachusetts||Vol. 4|
|26 February 1859||Of JAMES BIGGINS and family of parish Cloongoaly, county Mayo, who came to this country about 14 years ago. Any information will be thankfully received by his nephew, thomas biggins, No 108, 23rd St., between l and M streets, Washington, DC.” ||Vol. ?|
|5 May 1866||Of EDWARD BIGGINS, native of Ballasmahiny, parish of Shrule, County Mayo. Left Ireland about the year 1848 of 1849, and when last heard from, about ten years ago, he was in the State of Maine. Any information of him will be thankfully received by his sister, SARAH BIGGINS, No 447 West River Street, Cleveland, Ohio||Vol. 6|