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).
For Thomas Tierney M 1906 +/- 1 yr, Co. Antrim, I found 1 rcd in 1905.
For Ann(ie) Higgins M ditto, I found no matching rcd. This fact and the miss on the date for Thomas leads me to believe their rcds didn't survive.
For Thomas Tierney B 1876 +/- 4 yrs, Co. Armagh, with a father forenamed Pat(rick), I found 0 rcds.
It looks like no genealogical rcds for Thomas survived to be transcribed into the IFHF database.
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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