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Re: CORCORAN FAMILY
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: January 06, 2010 at 12:59:31
In Reply to: CORCORAN FAMILY by Susan McCormick of 1179

Hello Susan:

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).

Note 4 - Microfilms of parish church rcds are kept by the National Library of Ireland (NLI).

For William Corcoran B 1830 +/- 4 yrs, Co. Kildare, I found 1 rcd, 1833, but not in Castledermot RC parish.

For William Corcoran M 1853 +/- 1 yr, Co. Dublin, I found 0 rcds. Co. Dublin rcds are in this database, Dublin City rcds aren't. Suggest you wait until the database is more complete, OR contact the NLI for the process to access its microfilms.

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.


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