Posted By:Ralph Connors
Subject:Re: William Carroll (1806-1848) m. Ann (1806-1882)
Post Date:March 27, 2010 at 14:18:34
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Forum:Carroll Family Genealogy Forum
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Hello Jeff:

I research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,800,000 surviving rcds for abt 70% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800. Cos. Donegal and Derry were recently added to the database.

Note 1 - Without a KNOWN county, the chance of an ancestor's rcds NOT being in this database is AT LEAST 30%.

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 available thru the Tipperary Family History Research center at a substantial fee (regardless of outcome), and the National Library of Ireland on microfilm.

For William Carroll B ????, Co. Tyrone, with the father's forename unknown, the earliest rcd I found was in 1824 - too late for your timeline. It is doubtful whether more early Co. Tyrone rcds will be found.

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.