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|Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:04 am Post subject: Free index to Griffith's Valuation
|The Irish Family History Foundation's has announced that an Index to Griffith's Valuation is now available as part of its Online Research Service (ORS).
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The c1855 Primary Valuation of Tenements, also known as Griffith's Valuation, was undertaken in order to establish the value of land and buildings in Ireland as a basis for levying a local system of taxation under the Irish Poor Law Act of 1838.
The Index to the Surnames in Griffith's/Primary Valuation of Tenements has been compiled showing the occurrence of surnames in each county on a barony/townland basis and the names of every occupier of land and property in Ireland between 1848 and 1864. This can be a useful indicator of the possible location of a particular family especially if the surname is an uncommon one. The original Valuation manuscripts are held in the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Valuation Office.
For Griffith’s Valuation details for approximately half of County Roscommon visit the Leitrim-Roscommon website:
For the complete Griffith’s Valuation of County Roscommon (expanded to include Barony, Poor Law Union, Registrar’s district, year of valuation and likely Catholic parish), check your local Library for the Resource County Roscommon 2007 CD.
To learn about Griffith’s Valuation read the article published in the Journal of "The Irish At Home and Abroad" by James Reilly. A must read for anyone interested in getting the most out of the Griffiths Valuation data.
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