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Re: Thomas FAHEY
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: May 30, 2009 at 08:54:21
In Reply to: Thomas FAHEY by Alice Lockwood - Brenner of 924

Hi Alice:

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 Thomas Fahey B 1828 (exact) somewhere in Ireland with the father's forename unknown, I found 6 rcds: 1-Down, and 5-Galway.

For Mary Gannon B 1823 +/- 4 yrs ditto, I found 35 rcds.

You didn't state whether they married in Ireland or America. If Ireland, it is easier and more conclusive to search for a marriage than for B rcds.

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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