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Re: McManus /Fahey from Ireland
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: May 30, 2009 at 12:18:02
In Reply to: McManus /Fahey from Ireland by John of 924

Hello John:

Athlone RC parish rcds date from 1789 to 1900. Athlone civil parish rcds date from 1864.

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 Mary Fahey B 1886 +/- 4 yrs, Athlone CP, Co. Roscommon with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd in 1889. The father's forename began with an "N."

For James McManus B 1882 ditto, I found 1 rcd in 1883. The father's forename was Thomas.

Both rcds fail to meet all of your criteria. This reduces the likelihood that either is for your ancestor. The sources show the RC rcds for Athlone are relatively good. I am surprised I wasn't able to find better fits. How sure are you of your posted info?

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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