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Re: Finn 1853 England/Ireland/NewYork
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: April 13, 2010 at 13:18:57
In Reply to: Finn 1853 England/Ireland/NewYork by Irene Halfyard of 1283

Hello Irene:

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 available thru the Tipperary Family History Research center at a substantial fee (regardless of outcome), and the National Library of Ireland on microfilm.

For Julia Finn B 1853 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 3 rcds: 1854 Dublin, 1855 Wicklow, and 1856 Wicklow. Father's respective forenames were Denis, John and Timothy.

For Dan(iel) McGovern B 1843 +/- 4 yrs, ditto, I found 5 rcds: 1839 Leitrim, 1841 Leitrim, 1845 Roscommon, and 2-1847 Meath. Father's respective forenames were Dan, Edward, Daniel, and Daniel.

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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