|Posted By:||Ralph Connors|
|Subject:||Re: Whelans in Philadelphia via possibly County Monaghan|
|Post Date:||July 04, 2009 at 07:31:19|
|Forum:||Whelan Family Genealogy Forum|
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 Wil(liam) Whelan B 1784 +/- 4 yrs somewhere in Ireland with the father's forename unknown, I found 4 rcds: 1782 Dublin, 1784 Tipperary, 1787 Antrim, and 1788 Kildare. Father's respective forenames were Robert, Thomas, Abraham, and Michael. One of these MAY be for your ancestor - no guarantee. At this early date, there is only a small probability that your ancestors rcds survived.
Co. Monaghan rcds aren't in this database yet. Suggest you wait until they are. This may be a long wait; be patient.
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.