Who’da Thought – A Sports Magazine?

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Copyright (c) P S Cathcart, 11 August 2013

An occasional Who Hunter series on the unexpected places we find our next lead.

The Set Up

Michael Francis Beirn (1841-1873) figures prominently in my Certification portfolio and personal research. I’ve been tediously surveying the internet for possible leads on members of a Beirn One Name study for a Philadelphia trip next month.

The Source

Sporting Life Magazine

Sporting Life Magazine

Sporting Life. A weekly newspaper founded in Philadelphia. Published primarily from 1883-1917.[1] The repository. The LA84 Foundation whose purpose is, in part, to “…[examine] the role of sports in society.”[2] Digitized issues from 1885-1917.[3]

The Lead

An obituary for Martin J. Beirn – who once lived with Michael F. Beirn – appeared in Sporting Life because his nephew, Joseph C. Beirn, ran the billards room at the Green’s Hotel.[4] Whew!

Who’da thought?

Rorey Cathcart

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[1] Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org), “Sporting Life.” Rev. 16:22, 23 March 2013.

[2] The LA84 Foundation (http://www.la84.org/ : accessed 18 August 2013), Home Page.

[3] The LA84 Foundation (http://search.la84.org/search?site=default_collection&client=default_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&proxycustom=<HOME/> : accessed 18 August 2013), Search Page.

[4] “Billiard News and Comment,” Sporting Life (Philadelphia, PA), 10 January 1914, p. 16, col. 2-3; digital images, LA84.org (http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/SportingLife/1914/VOL_62_NO_19/SL6219016.pdf : accessed 2 August 2013).

About the Author ()

Researching my family since 1998. Actively assisting others since 2004. Located in Charleston County, SC. Special research interests in Southern migratory patterns. National speaker. Researcher for Genealogy Roadshow on PBS seasons two and three.

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