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Re: Dennis Mooney Tipperary County born abt 1820 moved to Iowa in 1840s
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: January 22, 2009 at 08:39:26
In Reply to: Dennis Mooney Tipperary County born abt 1820 moved to Iowa in 1840s by John Waters of 2865

I 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).

For Denis Mooney B 1820 +/- 4 yrs somewhere in Ireland with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd in 1822.

Since your post stated "Tipperary," Note 3 may apply.

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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