Posted By:Ralph Connors
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Subject:Re: Katherine McDonough Feeney.
Post Date:May 09, 2009 at 06:46:11
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/feeney/messages/788.html
Forum:Feeney Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/feeney/

Hi Maureen:

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).

For Cat(herine) Feeney B ????, Spiddal RC parish, Co. Galway, with the father's forename unknown, I found 7 rcds: 1862, 1864, 1870, 1871, 1878, 1882, and 1884. Father's respective forenames were Daniel, Patrick, Edmond, Michael, Michael, Edmond, and Patrick.

For Thomas Feeney B ???? ditto, I found 3 rcds: 1874, 1884, and 1899. Father's forenames were Patrick, Edmund, and Michael respectively.

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.