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Re: Arkansas/Missouri McShanes
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: October 15, 2009 at 19:47:31
In Reply to: Arkansas/Missouri McShanes by Victoria Boydd of 566

Hi Victoria:

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).

For Francis McShane B ????, Co Tyrone, with the father's forename unknown, I found 8 rcds: 1828, 1844, 1846, 1861, 1884, 1884, 1887, and 1887. You state your Francis was born ca 1815. There are NO rcds in Tyrone for this era. It is doubtful if any more rcds will be discovered. Sorry.

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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