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Re: Micheal Duffey Sr. from Londonderry, Ireland born 1753
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: November 14, 2009 at 11:50:58
In Reply to: Micheal Duffey Sr. from Londonderry, Ireland born 1753 by Angela Duffey Fallin of 497

Hi Angela:

Your post didn't include the standard ante of DOB or DOM.

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 - The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has microfilms of parish church rcds.

For Mic(hael) Duffey B/M Co. Londonderry, I found 14 B rcds dating from 1857, and 3 M rcds dating from 1861.

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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