Wednesday, 29 October 2008

IFHF releases Griffith's Valuation Index

The Irish Family History Foundation has released an online index to Griffith's Valuation, the valuation of all lands in Ireland between 1847 and 1864. The index is free of charge and can be found on its Online Record Search System at www.brsgenealogy.com. At present this seems to cover just 21 of Ireland's 32 counties.

It should be pointed out however that the Ask About Ireland website at http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/gv_start.php provides free access not only to an index but to the digitised entries of all the records in Ireland, and for the whole island, making this a much superior resource. Where the IFHF site does score points however is with an excellent feature explaining what the Valuation was about.

Chris

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