Posted By:Ralph Connors
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Subject:Re: John Tierney, b. Minnesota 1868
Post Date:October 29, 2009 at 10:59:55
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tierney/messages/1141.html
Forum:Tierney Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tierney/

Hi Sue:

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 ONLY available thru the Tipperary Family History Research center at a substantial fee (regardless of outcome).

For Br(idget) Dillon B 1847 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 54 rcds - far too many to summarize here. You will need an exact DOB, parent(s) name(s), and/or placename(s) to pick which, if any, is the right one.

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.