Posted By:Ralph Connors
Subject:Re: TIERNEY Patrick b 1835 Ireland
Post Date:April 21, 2009 at 11:29:00
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Forum:Tierney Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi Colleen:

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 Julia Dillon B ????, Athenry, Galway, with the father's forename unknown, the earliest rcd I found was in 1865. This is too late for your timeline.

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.