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Re: Simon Gavin-1865 to1884 Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: April 29, 2009 at 11:13:26
In Reply to: Simon Gavin-1865 to1884 Philadelphia, PA by Robert Gavin of 1232

Hello Robert:

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 Simon Gavin B 1843 +/- 4 yrs somewhere in Ireland with the father's forename unknown, I found 0 rcds. Note - Co. Dublin rcds are in this database; Dublin City rcds aren't. You may want to wait until they are; urban rcds tend to have started earlier and were more comprehensive.

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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