The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
Getting Into Griffith's Valuation
6/13/2014
An online database provides access to a valuable Irish records collection.

Tracking down your Irish ancestors can be difficult, given the devastating loss of the 1821 through 1851 census returns in the 1922 Dublin Four Courts fire. Fortunately, Griffith's Valuation of Rateable Property (commonly called "Griffith's Primary Valuation") can act as a "census substitute." Published between 1847 and 1864, Griffith's Valuation is not only the first systematic valuation of property holdings in Ireland, but also the most important resource for locating mid-19th-century Irish residents. Now, you can access a fully indexed online version through a subscription to Irish Origins.

Though not the first online version of Griffith's Valuation, Irish Origins' database is easy to search and lets you view digital images of the original volumes, including revisions and amendments. The database—produced by Origins.net in partnership with Irish genealogical publisher Eneclann and the National Library of Ireland—includes more than 1 million names of landowners, landlords and renters.

To continue reading this article
Share |
BOOKMARK PRINT
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads



USA Genealogy Premium Collection


With the USA Genealogy Premium Collection you’ll receive all the information you need on every state in the Union, all in one convenient kit.
 
Only available in July, this collection has a retail value of $128.97, but is yours this month only for $59.98!

©  F+W All rights reserved.