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Re: James McShane, County Derry, Ireland
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: October 16, 2009 at 07:34:59
In Reply to: James McShane, County Derry, Ireland by julie mcshane of 567

Hi Julie:

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 the McShane children B ????, Co. Derry, with a father forenamed James, I found no rcds within relevant ranges of your estimated DOB. Early northern Ireland rcds, especially for protestants, are most conspicuous by their absence. It is unlikely that more early rcds will be added to the database.

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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