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lennon2011
24-04-13, 14:15
Has anyone used this site yet, if so is it any good?

Mum and I came across it in one of the Family Tree Magazines earlier.

Janet
24-04-13, 14:28
I have used the Irish Origins in the past for good Griffiths Valuation as the site gives the full Griffiths with maps etc though these days I think there is a free site for Griffiths.

Janet

lennon2011
24-04-13, 14:39
So is it worth the money? I've done the free search for my elusive Matthew Lennon and there's 22 Irish hits and I'd rather see if it's worth it before buying the credits for it.

Karamazov
24-04-13, 14:46
I have used the Irish Origins in the past for good Griffiths Valuation as the site gives the full Griffiths with maps etc though these days I think there is a free site for Griffiths.

Janet
The free Griffith's Valuation search can be found here: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
Once you've found the person you're after you can click to the original page and maps so no need to use a pay site...
Christine

lennon2011
24-04-13, 14:59
Hmm according to your link Christine there's 2 Matthew Lennon's in Armagh. One is in Keady and the other in Derrynoose.

Janet
24-04-13, 15:09
So is it worth the money? I've done the free search for my elusive Matthew Lennon and there's 22 Irish hits and I'd rather see if it's worth it before buying the credits for it.

I have a worldwide sub to FMP which gives me some Irish information. To be honest it is years since I used Irish Origins, but on the other hand with Ireland you just have to bite the bullet and get what you need as and when you can, and that may mean paying for it, if you cannot obtain the information for free. Most of my Irish tracing has been done in Ireland. I have all the Griffiths I need for the present, as I have traced all that I can in Ireland with just one marriage from around 1826 that I have been unable to find from any site either over here or in Ireland.

The last time I used the Free Griffiths on "ask about Ireland" they were not all on there. As a matter of interest you could try the Griffths Index which you will find all over the internet and see how many Matthew Lennon hits you get that way and then see if you can marry up the one you want with both free Griffiths and Irish Origins, that should bring the number down before you pay anything?

I presume that you do know the difference between the Griffiths Valuation Index and the Full Griffiths with maps etc?

Janet

Karamazov
24-04-13, 15:11
Hmm according to your link Christine there's 2 Matthew Lennon's in Armagh. One is in Keady and the other in Derrynoose.
Don't know details of your Matthew Lennon without searching to see if you have posted them somewhere else on this site.
If posted already, can you direct me to the thread or else supply quick overview of what you know about him (dates, locations etc) either here or in a new thread ...
Ta,
Christine

lennon2011
24-04-13, 15:13
http://www.familytreeforum.com/showthread.php/101596-Lennan-Mackay?highlight=lennan%2Fmackay

Karamazov
24-04-13, 15:17
I have a worldwide sub to FMP which gives me some Irish information

Janet,
Just as a matter of interest how much is your worldwide sub to FMP? I'm wondering if it might prove better value than buying pay as you go credits. A lot the FMP Irish records I'm currently interested in are 20 credits each so quite pricy, particularly if they turn out not to be a family member.
Thanks,
Christine

Janet
24-04-13, 15:30
Christine,

I only paid £109 last October when I upgraded on a special offer, but I went to find out what I would pay this coming October and it will be £143.95 and that is supposed to be a saving of £16!! So it is quite pricey! I also have Worldwide Ancestry but as my Irish lot emigrated to the States, London and into the army post 1914 I also need Ancestry:(.I am hoping that one of these days one will do!

Janet

lennon2011
24-04-13, 15:58
Have fun with your debate people. This sick person is going to bed for a bit..

Karamazov
24-04-13, 16:00
Christine,

I only paid £109 last October when I upgraded on a special offer, but I went to find out what I would pay this coming October and it will be £143.95 and that is supposed to be a saving of £16!! So it is quite pricey! I also have Worldwide Ancestry but as my Irish lot emigrated to the States, London and into the army post 1914 I also need Ancestry:(.I am hoping that one of these days one will do!

Janet
Janet,
Thanks for the info. That's my issue too - lots of big Irish families, many members of whom emigrated to the US, Canada, UK and in turn went on to have lots of descendants there so only a worldwide sub for either ancestry, FMP or both would be any good to me.
Christine