Information Wanted Ads in the Truth Teller (Irish Newspaper), New York City (1825-1844)

Diane Fitzpatrick Haberstroh and Laura Murphy DeGrazia

The Truth Teller was New York's first Catholic newspaper, founded in 1825. Within its first year of publication, the Truth Teller began accepting advertisements from people looking for relatives or friends with whom they had lost touch. 

Ads were often placed by newly arrives immigrants looking for those who had come earlier, by:

  • Wives searching for husbands who had gone to find work 
  • Friends hoping to reconnect with familiar faces from home
  • Masters in search of runaway apprentices
  • Parents looking for missing chilren
  • Shipping companies
  • Immigrant aid societies
More About This Collection: 

The advertisements transcribed in this collection include those published in the Truth Teller between April 1825 and December 1844, with some gaps where issues of the newspaper were unavailable.