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Re: Patrick Fahey m Sara Meloy Richibucto Kent NB
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: June 03, 2009 at 13:26:31
In Reply to: Patrick Fahey m Sara Meloy Richibucto Kent NB by Lawrence Casey of 924

Hello Lawrence:

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 Pat(rick) Fahey B 1806 +/- 4 yrs in Co. Tipperary with the father's forename unknown, I found 0 rcds. Note 3 may apply here, but the lack of rcds suggests you are at the edge of recorded Irish genealogy history.

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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