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Re: Charles scully of tullamore
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: September 23, 2009 at 10:54:32
In Reply to: Charles scully of tullamore by laura scully of 727

Hi Laura:

You really need DOB, or reasonable estimates, to help us search. Suggest you get these from naturalization papers, or censuses.

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).

Co. Offaly rcds aren't in this database (except for a few). Suggest you wait until they are before pursuing Charles' rcds.

For Marg(aret) Scully B 1855 +/- 4 yrs, Co. Cork, with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd in 1854, Glantane RC parish. Father's forename was Jeremiah. Given you limited info, this is a long shot.

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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