I've purchased the first four volumes of "The Search For Missing Friends:
Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot". So far I have
transcribed Volume I for everyone that relates to the St. Louis metropolitan
area. I intend to continue with the other three volumes at time permits.
Published in 1989 by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, this
multi-volume set contains many thousands of Irish-American immigrant
"Missing Friends" advertisements that appeared in the Boston Pilot from 1831
to 1916. Volume I contained those posted in the 1831 to 1850 timeframe.
Take a look at http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com