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From: (Dennis Ahern)
Subject: Re: Genealogy - what and where is it?
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 19:07:23 +0000 (UTC)
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Sean MacLochlainn () wrote:
: Dennis Ahern wrote:
: > ...The
: > birth, death and marriage excerpts, where they are transcribed,
: > represent the full text of that heading for that day's paper.

: "...where they are transcribed...", in other words there is no method to
: your madness. Those seeking a death notice in the Cork Examiner will
: *never* be able to rely on your output but will instead have to plough
: through a pile of newsprint to check for gaps in your coverage.

You seem not to be paying attention. The transcriptions and the index are
two separate projects. The index is all inclusive and ongoing. If the
name you are looking for turns up in the TIARA obituary database, then you
can go to that issue of the Cork Examiner, or whatever other paper is
indicated, and transcribe it yourself. Or, you might get lucky and find
it has already been transcribed on the Irish Newspaper Abstracts
website. See http://tiara.ie/corkex.htm to see what dates have been done
so far. For example, 1847, 1855, 1856, and 1881 are complete. 1861 needs
only the month of December, and as soon as I finish this logon, I'm off to
the Library to spend the remainder of a rainy Sunday afternoon plodding
ahead on the remainder of 1846, which is 3/4 complete.

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Acton, Massachusetts | The Acton Beacon, The Irish Examiner,
| The Evening Echo, The Cork Examiner
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