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Re: Cornelius McShane, b. ca. 1780-1810, Ireland
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: October 16, 2009 at 09:32:41
In Reply to: Cornelius McShane, b. ca. 1780-1810, Ireland by Phyllis Winthurst of 566

Hi Phyllis:

You are flirting into the dawn of Irish B/M/D record keeping.

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 Peter McShane B 1824 +/- 4 yrs, Co. Down, with the father's forename unknown, I found 2 rcds, both in 1824. Father's forenames were both Niel. These may be duplicates.

For Lucy Toman B ditto, I found 1 rcd in 1828. Father's forename was Daniel

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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