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Re: Julia McGillicuddy, b. 1829
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: January 23, 2009 at 19:24:07
In Reply to: Julia McGillicuddy, b. 1829 by Diane Smitley Williams of 146

Look for info on death certs. These may give DOB. Also look at censuses. Determine which of their ancestors were the 1st generation Iris-Americans.

ThenI 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 parish, 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).

Note 4 - Each county's rcds have their own peculiarities and quirks. Too many and varied to cover here.

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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