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Re: Family & descendents of John Patrick Dugan & Catherine Rafferty of New York
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: July 04, 2009 at 08:30:20
In Reply to: Family & descendents of John Patrick Dugan & Catherine Rafferty of New York by J.M of 1090

Hello J.M.:

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 county, 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).

Cloughfin is the name of two townlands of 352 and 178 acres in Co. Londonderry.

Co. Donegal and Londonderry rcds aren't in this database yet. Suggest you wait until they are. This may be a long wait; be patient.

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.


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