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Re: John Colwell Fagan, b. abt 1832
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: April 19, 2009 at 18:58:52
In Reply to: John Colwell Fagan, b. abt 1832 by kathy of 1703

Hello Kathy:

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 Fagan B 1832 +/- 4 yrs somewhere in Ireland with a father forenamed Ri(chard), I found 1 rcd in 1831 Kildare.

For Richard Fagan M ???? somewhere in Ireland, I found only 1 rcd in 1829 Armagh within a relevant range of yrs.

For Elizabeth Colwell M ditto, I found no matching rcds to that for Richard.

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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