Posted By:Ralph Connors
Subject:Re: Finn Family Tasmania - New Zealand
Post Date:October 17, 2009 at 13:07:57
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Forum:Finn Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi Alisa:

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 Richard Finn B 1822 +/- 4 yrs somewhere in Ireland with the father's forename unknown, I found 5 rcds: 1823 Cork, 1825 Cork, 1826 Kilkenny, 2-1826 Limerick, and 1826 Cork. Will leave it to you to coax the father's forenames and parish from info in this 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.