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|This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.|
This collections contain General Valuations of property in Ireland beginning in 1864. Properties were valued annually from 1864 until the 1930s. Each volume covers approximately ten years, each year changes in owner, acreage, and value were recorded.
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
Valuation list records may contain any of the following information:
- Names of the Occupiers and Lessors
- Description of Tenement
- Name of the county, town land, Electoral Division and district
- Area of Occupier
- How many Lands, buildings, Railways, Fisheries, Tolls and Half Rents the occupier owns
- The area of land
- Valuation total
- The name of County
- Name of Parish
- The name of electoral division
How to Use the Record
To search this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- Identifying information such as the county, electoral division and ward
Search the Collection
To browse 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/City"
⇒Select the appropriate "Electoral Division"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Townland"
⇒Select the appropriate "Ward"
⇒Select the appropriate "Street" which takes you to the images.
Look at the images 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.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank or status within the community.
- If your ancestor was both the landlord and occupier, they generally owned the land.
- If the property was an estate, there may be manorial records.
- If it was a business, there may be other commercial records.
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
|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.|
Related Wiki Articles
- Ireland Land and Property
- Ireland Genealogy Websites
- Ireland Maps
- Ireland History
- Lesser Known Irish Sources at the Family History Library
Related FamilySearch Historical Articles
- Ireland, Valuation Office Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Ireland, Landed Estate Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
How You Can Contribute
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
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.
- "Ireland, Valuation Lists, 1864-1930." FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Office of the General Valuation of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast .
|The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.|
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