Darby? You must be Irish! Wish I was – but I’ve not found a connection yet! My Darbys seem to be long time inhabitants of the Black Country of England.
I do however like to help my friends with their Irish Research.
Have you heard the story of how all the Irish records were lost in a fire in June 1922 during the Irish Civil War? All of them? Is this true?
I just found this short but very interesting article on the Irish GenealogyToolkit website that clarifies this question and gives some research help. I hope you like reading it as much as I did.