The Subject Card Files have been divided into four sections: Ireland, Emigration andImmigrant Life, Beaver Island and Michigan, and Mormons. Mrs. Collar also used a variety of other subject indicators, from specific topics such as "Boats," "Doctors," or "Famine," to prospective chapter headings, including "The Island They Left," "The Trip Over," "The Island They Made," and others. The scholar seeking to reconstruct Mrs. Collar's own research process is encouraged to consult the original manuscript. Where possible, the secondary sources quoted by the author have been footnoted; however many of the entries did not include attributions. Footnoted sources may be located most efficiently in the online version of this transcription by searching the footnotes using the Edit àFind function. Unless otherwise noted all comments in brackets are those of the editor.
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