Posted By:Ralph Connors
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Subject:Re: Michael Galvin/Galivan and Mary Connell Co. Kerry mid-1800's
Post Date:September 26, 2009 at 19:11:38
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/galvin/messages/1107.html
Forum:Galvin Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/galvin/

Hello Doug:

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).

Co. Kerry rcds aren't in the database yet. Suggest you wait until they are.

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.