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Re: Mary Ellen (Catherine?) & Abigail Elizabeth O'Shea of Cork, Ireland
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: January 19, 2009 at 11:49:33
In Reply to: Mary Ellen (Catherine?) & Abigail Elizabeth O'Shea of Cork, Ireland by Deb Bothwell of 606

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 Abigail O'Shea B 1839 in Cork with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd in Cloyne parish. Father's forename was John.

For Mary O'Shea B B4 1839 in Cloyne parish, Co. Cork, with a father forenamed John, I found 1 rcd in 1837.

A view of the detailed rcds SHOULD show both parents' names and other details. With these, you can look for their marriage rcds. The M rcds MAY reveal their parents' names.

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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