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Record Description

This collection is an index of Ireland land valuation records dating from 1831 to 1856.

These records are the original notebooks that were used when the property valuations were conducted by the Office of the General Valuation of Ireland. They are arranged by county then alphabetically by barony, parish or townland.

This index is made available from findmypast. Associated images, as well as more information about the collection, are available on findmypast’s Griffith’s Valuation landing page.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content

Land valuation records may contain the following information:

  • Land occupier’s name
  • Location, description, and monetary valuation of each land plot surveyed

How to Use the Record

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Barony"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Townland," which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Ireland items or FHL Keyword Ireland items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Ireland Archives and Libraries.

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Contributions to this Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Various libraries, offices, and a private collection.


Image Citation:

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.



 

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