Re: Margaret Frances Connaughton, Born 1918
I think I may have responded to another of your posts. Hope this isn't redundant.
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).
Note 4 - Microfilms of parish church rcds are kept by the National Library of Ireland (NLI).
For Marg(aret) Connaughton B 1918 (exact), Co. Longford, with a father forenamed Christopher, I found 1 rcd, Longford RC parish.
For Christopher Connaughton M 1912 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, I found 1 rcd, 1908, Co. Westmeath, Castletown-Geoghan RC parish.
For Christopher Connaughton B 1883 ditto, with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd, Co. Westmeath, Ballymore RC parish. Father's forename was Thomas.
For Thomas Connaughton M 1879 ditto, I found 1 rcd: 1883, Tubber & Rosemount RC parish.
For Thomas Connaughton B 1858 ditto, with the father's forename unknown, I found 1 rcd, 1854, Milltown RC parish. Father's forename was Owen.
You will need to start at the top of the list and work downwards. The wife/mother's name found at each level can be used to validate earlier generation's B/M rcds. The probability that I have correctly identified these ancestors decreases as you go down the list.
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.