My Great-Great-Great-Grandmother ELIZABETH BURKE was born in Tipperary in 1843 to JAMES & JOANNA BURKE (nee BAKER). Supposedly when researchers tried to look into her history they discovered Sinn Feinn had destroyed all the pertinent records. Is that something they did? Seems very strange for a nationalist group to want to destroy genealogical records.
All I know is that JAMES BURKE was a school master.