Re: Julia Lenehan O'Brien of Everett Mass
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 Julia Lenehan B 1882 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 7 rcds: 1881 Cork, 1883 Roscommon, 1883 Cork, 1884 Galway, 2-1885 Cork, and 1886 Cork. Father's forenames were Thomas, Patrick, John, Michael, John, David, and Daniel respectively. You will need an exact DOB, parent(s) name(s), and/or placename(s) to pick which, if any, is the right one. Suggest you look at the U.S. censuses and civil marriage rcds before you jump the pond to Ireland.
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.