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Re: Trying for info on Cornelius and Anne McDevitt again
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: January 05, 2010 at 13:35:49
In Reply to: Trying for info on Cornelius and Anne McDevitt again by cheryl patterson of 638

Hello Cheryl:

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 (NLI).

For Ann McHenry B 1818 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 11 rcds: 1818 Limerick, 1819 Roscommon, 1819 Dublin, 2-1819 Meath, 1819 Donegal, 1820 Derry, 1821 Sligo, 1822 Mayo, 1822 Louth, and 1822 Derry.

For Cor(nelius) McDevitt B 1814 ditto, I found NO rcds.

For Ann, you will need an exact DOB, parent(s) name(s), and/or placename(s) to pick which, if any, is the right one. The father's forenames and parishes are available using the free search features.

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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