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Re: 1930 Census - McShane
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: October 16, 2009 at 08:24:55
In Reply to: 1930 Census - McShane by Jean O'Shea of 567

Hi Jean:

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 Ann McShane B 1899 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 14 rcds - too many to easily summarize here. None are in Co. Roscommon or adjoining counties.

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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