Friday, November 21, 2008

Irish Research - Griffith's Valuation

If you have Irish ancestors, you’ll be interested to hear about a new web site that provides free, searchable access to the Griffith’s Valuation.

Between 1848 and 1868, the Valuation Office in Ireland surveyed property owners to assign taxes for the support of the poor. A man named Griffith was the director of the office, so the listing became known as “Griffith’s Valuation.” If your Irish ancestors rented or owned property during that timeframe, you may be able to find them listed in their county, barony, and civil parish – key pieces of information for successful Irish research.

To Search the Griffith's Valuation, go to Ask About Ireland. To learn more about Irish taxation, including Griffith's Primary Valuation, see the FamilySearch Wiki on Irish Taxation.

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