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Re: Faheys from County Mayo
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: May 30, 2009 at 11:23:16
In Reply to: Faheys from County Mayo by Mary Fahey of 924

Hi Mary:

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 the surname Fahy in Co. Mayo, there are 1,151 B rcds dating from 1825 and 429 M rcds dating from 1792. Suggest you do some research to find a forename and DOB.

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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