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Re: mary/john mulrooney
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: July 12, 2009 at 12:12:02
In Reply to: mary/john mulrooney by Tiffiny Harrington of 56

This surname is definitely Irish. Suggest you search church/civil records to establish DOB, DOM, parent(s) name(s), placename(s), etc. of the ones born in Ireland.

Once you have this info, research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,700,000 surviving rcds for abt 65% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800.

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).

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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