Posted By:Ralph Connors
Subject:Re: Elizabeth Carroll m Patrick McEnroe (Cavan)
Post Date:May 21, 2009 at 10:08:18
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Forum:Carroll Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi Patricia:

I research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,000,000 surviving rcds for abt 65% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800.

Note 1 - Without a KNOWN county, the chance of an ancestor's rcds NOT being in this database is AT LEAST 35%.

Note 2 - Only 1/2 of Co. Cork's rcds are in this database.

Note 3 - The RC church kept control over most parish rcds from Tipperary (north). These are ONLY available thru the Tipperary Family History Research center at a substantial fee (regardless of outcome).

I found potentially matching marriage rcds for Elizabeth and Pat(rick) in Lurgan RC parish, Co. Cavan, in 1871. A view of the detailed rcds should show they married each other - no guarantee. If so, this validates the rcd. Also, the rcds should show their parents' names and other info.

Google the Foundation's name to lead you to this database. Register, opt to be notified as rcds are added and browse. Pls post your search results to my genforum msg.

Hope this helps. Good luck.