Most of the publications
listed in The Wrindex can be found in printed form or in
microfilm/microfiche form in the Sutro and main libraries in San Francisco.
If more convenient, microfilms for most publications can be borrowed by
local branch libraries on the InterLibrary Loan System, and viewed by the
researcher at a local branch.The microfilm collection that was used to
create the Wrindex has been donated to the Patrick J. Dowling Library at the
Irish Cultural Center of California, in San Francisco, and is available for
Much of the source
material is also available for purchase from the publishers of the microfilm
editions. The Wrindex on CD includes information on where source materials
may be purchased.
BMI Imaging is a good source for historical microfilms.
Wrindex cannot be
considered in any way a complete
record of anything. It does include a wealth of information from
dozens of different publications and resources, including the following:
Alta California Daily
Monitor ( to 1906)
Banner( to 1906)
Boston Pilot (1844-1865)
Richmond Banner (to 1906)
Daily Morning Call ( to 1894)
Leader (to 1927)
Six different San
Francisco directories, State Militia files from the California State
Archives, and other resources such as books on Irish American Voluntary
Organizations, Parish Centennial Programs, Spanish-American War booklets,
and books on San Francisco and West Coast Irish history.