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aws Griffiths database

Last updated on May 14, 2003

The L-R Griffiths DataBase is a unique effort on the part of the staff here at the Leitrim-Roscommon site, and as such, I believe that a little explanation of it's operation and functionality is called for. For those of you who have background experience working with database applications, such as ACCESS, ALPHA, FOCUS and many others, you can appreciate that the Griffiths database is a true database that is resident on the Leitrim-Roscommon server. The database application name is POSTGRES, and as a "true" database, it has all the functionality that is common to database applications. Because of this feature, we will be able to incorporate various changes to our list of user configurable options associated with the searching and output routines. As always, we can only make these improvements and changes when we hear from you, our users and researchers. Make use of the email address to Ed Finn to pass your comments and suggestions along to the staff.

This Griffiths database project was undertaken as a learning experience for our team of programmers, and additionally it was decided that a database of this immense size needed all of the functionality that only a true database could supply. We are committed to the task of importing the entire Griffiths Valuation for all of Leitrim and Roscommon. This is no small undertaking, and will require a long term effort of transcribing the data from hard copy into the computer database. We now have the initial search and display pages programmed, and are working on setting up a WEB input page that will permit volunteers to assist with the major effort of getting the Griffiths data into the database.

We are now actively looking for a dedicated staff of volunteers that would be interested in joining with us to help with the task of getting the Griffiths data into the database. We now have several parishes available that need to be transcribed, and will be receiving more in the not too distant future. Contact Ed Finn if you would like to get involved in this exciting project that will bring a much needed resource on-line for those of us doing Irish research.

There is a CSV EXCEL template (GV_temp.csv) that you can download that will get you started with the proper format for entering the Griffiths data off-line. This file can then be emailed to Ed Finn where it will be proofed and merged with the existing database. Click your mouse on the file name and select the menu choice of "save link as", this will download the EXCEL file right to your computer.

The Leitrim-Roscommon Griffiths DataBase is NOT COMPLETE and will be subject to constant update as new data is uploaded. The following Townlands are in the database and can be searched.

CompletePartialNo Data
Annaghdown Ballinrobe Cargin Donaghpatrick Dunamon Kilbegnet
Kilcoona Kilkilvery Killeany Killower Killursa  

CompletePartialNo Data
Achill Addergoole Aghagower Aghamore Aglish Annagh
Ardagh Attymass Balla Ballinchalla Ballinrobe Ballintober
Ballyhean Ballynahaglish Ballyovey Ballysakeery Bekan Bohola
Breaghwy Burriscarra Burrishoole Castlemore Cong Crossboyne
Crossmolina Dingle Doonfeeny Drum Inishbofin Islandeady
Kilbeagh Kilbelfad Kilbride Kilcolgan Kilcolman Kilcommon
Kilconduff Kilcummin Kildacommoge Kilfian Kilgarvan Kilgeever
Killala Killasser Killedan Kilmaclasser Kilmainebeg Kilmainemore
Kilmeena Kilmolara Kilmore Kilmoremoy Kilmovee Kilturra
Kilvine Knock Lackan Manulla Mayo Meelick
Moorgagagh Moygawnagh Oughaval Rathreagh Robeen Rosslee
Shrule Tagheen Templemore Templemurry Toomore Tauaghty

CompletePartialNo Data
Ardcarn Athleague Aughrim Ballintober Ballynakill Baslick
Boyle Bumlin Cam Castlemore Clooncraff Cloonfinlough
Cloontuskert Cloonygormican Creagh Creeve Drum Drumatemple
Dunamon Dysart Elphin Estersnow Fuerty Kilbegnet
Kilbride Kilbryan Kilcolagh Kilcolman Kilcooley Kilcorkey
Kilgefin Kilglass Kilkeevin Killinvoy Killukin Killummod
Kilmacumsy Kilmeane Kilmore Kilnamanagh Kilronan Kilteevan
Kiltoom Kiltrustan Kiltullagh Lissonuffy Moore Ogulla
Oran Rahara Roscommon St. Johns St. Peters Shankill
Taghboy Taghmaconnell Termonbarry Tibohine Tisrara Tumna

Complete Partial No Data
Annaduff Carrigallen Cloonclare Cloone Cloonlogher Drumlease
Drumreilly Fenagh Inishmagrath Killanummery Killarga Killasnet
Kiltoghert Kiltubbrid Mohill Oughteragh Rossinver

Complete Partial 
Abington Aglishcormick Ardcanny Ballybrood Ballylanders Bruree
Caheravally Caherelly Caherconlish Cahernarry Carrigparson Clonkeen
Derrygalvin Donaghmore Doon Dromkeen Fedamore Grean
Inch St. Lawrence Killleenagarriff Kilmurry Ludden Rathjordan Rochestown
St. John's St. Lawrences St. Michaels St. Nicholas St. Patrick's

The following codes are used in the "TENEMENT_DESCRIPTION" column of the Griffiths database
OffOffice (these are additional buildings on the tenement such as animal shelters, barns, "out houses", etc.)
OffsOffices (more than one of the above)
w/2 oThe tenement was listed as being leased by more than one individual. The number indicates how many others it was listed with.
GrvydGrave Yard
*Indicates that this entry was combined from two or more lines for this occupier

For those who have volunteered to assist with the task of entering data into the Griffiths DataBase, we have developed a guidelines page that will provide assistance with the rules for entering records into the database.

Click HERE to go to the Leitrim-Roscommon Griffiths search page

Please forward any corrections, suggestions or comments on this site to efinn@leitrim-roscommon.com

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