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From: "Margie" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Lowell, GALLAGHER, GAGNON
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 17:19:51 -0400
Thank you very much! I do appreciate--not only your offer for assistance,
but also your friendly attitude. And, by the way, that's been the general
tone of most of the people in this mailing list. I guess that's why we're
I live in Northbridge, and am not that familiar with the Lowell area. My
only reference to it is the Lowell Connector, which I pass through on my way
north. Oh, yeah, Jack Kerouac and Bob Martin (singer) are from Lowell.
Yeah, you've got some famous folks there.
Anyway, I'll check those sites out that you suggested. Thank you very much.
My g.g.g grandmother, Catherine GALLAGHER, is buried in Worcester. I've
been to her grave. That's where I found the death date from, which led me
to her obituary in the Worcester newspaper (1895). The obit is where I
learned of her Lowell connection, and that her husband, Bernard, had
predeceased her. Now...I don't know where he died or where he is buried.
If you "bump" into him while you're roaming around in local cemeteries,
please keep me in mind. I would love to take a drive up and check out the
grave. But, don't go out of your way to look for him. I don't even know
what town he is buried in.
I have a GAGNON relative who resided in Lowell at the time of his death,
last year. His name was Edward. I have never met him. He was my mother's
uncle. I was fortunate to find that your Lowell newspaper, "The Sun" had
the obits online, and didn't charge a fee for access!
As far as I know, I need some dates in order to get records from the Mass.
State Archives. Is that right? I'm assuming they don't have an
alphabetized index of surnames. But perhaps I am wrong. (?) For the
Maine State Archives, I needed the dates.
Anyway, thanks again. I'll check those sites out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maureen" <>
To: "Margie" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Funeral Notices & Deaths - Nov. 25, 1908
Don't be silly, it's not problem at all. Yes the Pollard
Memorial Library (http://www.pollardml.org/) has a lot of
genealogical data. As for vital records, I'm really not
sure. If you go to the librarie's website, they have a
section (Reference & Local History), click on that and you
can ask them a question. I do know of another place called
the Mogan Cultural Center (which is part of UMASS Lowell) and
they also have lot's of information. They do have some
death, marriage and birth's listings online...that website is
In the past several months I have relied on the Massachusetts
Archives. I have ordered several death and marriage
certificates through them for a minimal cost of $3. Their
website is (http://www.state.ma.us/sec/arc/arcidx.htm).
Well I hope that has answered some questions. Please feel
free to ask more. If you do find out that they are buried
here, just send me an email. I do live near four of the
bigger cemeteries in the Lowell and could take a run by them
Since you're from Lowell, perhaps you can offer some
guidance. I hope you
don't mind my asking.
In 1895, my g-g-g-grandmother died in Lowell. Her name was
Her husband, Bernard GALLAGHER, died sometime before her,
although I don't
It sounds like the Pollard Memorial Library might have access
genealogical records. Do you know if they have any Lowell
there? Do you know if I would be better off going to the
Lowell Town Hall
and starting with Catherine's death record? I guess what
is...where's a good place in Lowell to start my search?
Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. I live here in
from Lowell Massachusetts
....searching for Curtin, Gorman, Drumm and Gormley (Gormanly)