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Re: Peter Andrew Galvin & wife Sarah
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: November 08, 2009 at 10:17:01
In Reply to: Peter Andrew Galvin & wife Sarah by Jacqueline Dowds of 1237

Hi Jacqueline:

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 Peter Galvin Sr. B 1822 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 4 rcds: 1818 Limerick, 1823 Longford, 1824 Galway, and 1825 Kilkenny. Father's respective forenames were Thomas, Peter, James, and John.

For Susan Butler M 1850 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, I found 1 rcd for a Susanna in 1851, Tipperary.

For Peter Galvin M ditto, I found 0 rcds. This infers 1) the rcd didn't survive. 2) the rcd hasn't been digitized. 3) they married in England. I think the 3rd inference is the most likely. Suggest you focus your search in England.

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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