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Re: sheehan family from cork ireland to MA
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: January 24, 2009 at 10:05:17
In Reply to: Re: sheehan family from cork ireland to MA by Jerry Sheehan of 1511

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 Daniel Sheehan B 1847 +/- 1 yr somewhere in Ireland with the father's forename unknown, I found 18 rcds: 6-1846 CRK, 1846 LIM, 1847 CRK, 1847 LIM, 3-1848 LIM, and 4-1848 CRK. Suggest you find naturalization papers, church rcds, or censuses which give precise DOB, parents' names, or placenames.

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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