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From: GAineByrne< >
Subject: I have a townland, what is the best way to go from here?
Date: 19 Apr 1999 02:17:57 GMT
I skimmed through the TIARA survey. Sounds horrible. People wasting their money
when they thought experienced researchers were going to help them.
Even tho there are no guarantees that what you are looking for will be found,
one should be told how much it costs, what records will be searched, and
provided with all information that was found, including a list of all records
that were searched.
I am now wondering what is the best place for me to write to. I certainly don't
want to waste my money, as I don't have any to waste. I expect quality work,
even if what I need is not found. I want details, I want the researcher to be
thorough. And I certainly will tell whoever I do business with, that a full
report of my experience with them will be posted on the internet, whether good
Someone gave me the address of the Carlow Genealogy Research Centre. I found an
address for a Carlow Research Centre at www.irishroots.net. Two different
addresses in Carlow Town. Are these the same place?
I want to be sure I do business with the best place or person. Thanks to a few
people here, I now have the CORRECT spelling for the townland I was looking
for. (I figured what I had in my records was a misspelling.) I now know the
barony, civil parish and poor law union. I checked some Catholic sites but
could not find in what diocese the townland of Drumfea is. Perhaps a church
would be unable to help with genealogy questions anyway.
I would like as many records to be searched as possible to find as much
information as possible. Is it better to hire a genealogist over there or is it
better to go with a centre, national archives, or library?
At this point, I am still finding genealogy sites. There is so much out there,
it's mind boggleing. Any advice would be appreciated.
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