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Re: Looking for Michael Cornelius Galvin b: 1875 Ireland
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: November 08, 2009 at 09:37:51
In Reply to: Looking for Michael Cornelius Galvin b: 1875 Ireland by john galvin of 1237

Hello John:

I research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,800,000 surviving rcds for abt 70% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800. Cos. Donegal and Derry were recently added to the database.

Note 1 - Without a KNOWN county, the chance of an ancestor's rcds NOT being in this database is AT LEAST 30%.

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).

Note 4 - Microfilms of parish church rcds are kept by the National Library of Ireland.

For Mic(hael) Galvin B 1875 +/- 1 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 4 rcds: 1874 Tipperary, 1874 Westmeath, 1874 Roscommon, and 1876 Galway. Father's respective forenames were Tho(mas), Mic(hael), Thomas, and Pat. You will need an exact DOB, parent(s) name(s), and/or placename(s) to pick which, if any, is for your ancestor. Suggest you search censuses, naturalization papers, WWI draft registration, and Social Security Death Index (google SSDI) to find some of this 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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