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Re: MOHANS>Co. Louth/Meath>IN>CA 1865 to present
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: November 21, 2009 at 05:09:18
In Reply to: MOHANS>Co. Louth/Meath>IN>CA 1865 to present by karen mcdonald of 178

Hi Karen:

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 James Mohan B 1847 +/- 2 yrs, Co. Louth or Meath, with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd, 1846, Dundalk RC parish. Father's forename was Anthony.

For Bess(ie) Mohan B ???? ditto, I found 1 rcd, 1855, Louth RC parish, for a Bess. Father's forename was Thomas.

One of these MAY be for an ancestor. You will need an exact DOB, parent(s) name(s), and/or placename(s) to pick which, if any, is the correct one.

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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