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Re: Family & descendents of John Patrick Dugan & Catherine Rafferty of New York
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: January 03, 2010 at 08:25:57
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).

For John Patrick Dugan B 1901 (exact), Co. Donegal, with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd, Donegal CR district. Father's forename was James. A view of the detailed rcd SHOULD reveal the bride's name, and the parents' names. This is useful in identifying and verfiying earlier B/M rcds.

For James Dugan M 1897 +/- 4 yrs, Co. Donegal, I found 6 rcds: 1894, 1895, 2-1899, and 2-1901. One of these in 1899 was in Donegal CR district. The parents' names found above MAY help you identifying which, if any, of these is for your ancestors.

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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