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Societies Indexed

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Just some of the over 2,300 San Francisco Irish Societies, organizations, etc referenced in The Wrindex  include:

Benevolent Societies

Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Irish-American Benevolent Society,
the Sons of the Emerald Isle…and hundreds of other benevolent societies

Charities – Direct and Institutional

Catholic Ladies Aid Society, St. Vincent de Paul Society  … and many other direct charity providers and charitable institutions


School records, graduation records, and school news were often reported in newspapers of the day. Over 100 general education institutions and religious education institutions are referenced, including St. Ignatius College, St. Mary’s College, Sacred Heart College, Presentation Convent, and St. Patrick’s Seminary.

Education/Cultural and Vocational

Cultural education societies, and vocational education institutions

Irish Nationalism

Irish Land League and the Irish National League, Fenian Brotherhood, Knights of the Red Branch and many other Irish Nationalist societies


More than forty-two literary and library societies

National Defense

The Irish Regiment of the California National Guard, and over 100 other National Guard and Independent companies

Public Service

Broderick Engine Company Number One, fourteen additional volunteer fire companies

Religious Practice

One hundred and eighty eight religious practice so