What records are available for Philadelphia from the 1884-1900 time period? I am trying to discover who my g-grandmothers (Catherine Ford or 'Kate", "Katie") parents were. Or at least where my g-grandmother and her siblings were living in that time period. The siblings immigrated from Ireland in 1884 to Philadelphia on the Lord Gough. The passengers are in alphabetical order and there are no adult Fords listed with them. The siblings are listed as Bridget 16, Kate 14, Patrick. 11, and Martin 8. There is also a Thomas Ford 8 listed with them though I am not sure if he is related. I was not given his name as a sibling from interviewing family members. Kate and Patrick's ages may be mixed up also. Bridget is listed as a servant and never married. Catherine married Ellis Pasmer Lafferty in 1900 in Philadelphia. Martin married Rose Ward in Philadelphia in 1902. Patrick married Rose McCormick in Philadelphia in 1902. Marriage records give no indication of who their parents were. I believe Catherine died on March 17, 1965. This is according to info given by my grandfather several years ago, before he died. I am not sure where she died.Possibly in Philadelphia or Ocean Gate New Jersey I have also been told that Catherine was from Loughrea,Galway, Ireland.