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Re: Foleys of Christian County, IL
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: December 26, 2009 at 09:59:38
In Reply to: Foleys of Christian County, IL by russell layhew of 3392

Hello Russell:

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.

For Pat(rick) Foley B 1830 (exact), somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 8 rcds: Wicklow, 4-Cork, 2-Limerick, and Kildare. You will need an exact DOB, parent(s) name(s), and/or placename(s) to pick which, if any, is the right one. Note - two rcds, Wicklow and Cork, have a father forenamed John.

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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