Valuation Office rate books

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Valuation Office cancelled rate books Most genealogists with an interest in Ireland are familiar with Griffith’s Valuation. (I will deal with this in my next blog). It is a list of householders and the rates or taxes computed to be … Continued

Census Substitutes

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Census substitutes The term ‘census substitutes’ has been coined to refer to non-genealogy specific document types which contain material of genealogical relevance. These are needed as Irish census records have fared badly over time. Only two complete Irish census record … Continued

Griffith’s Valuation

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How to fill in some gaps in missing Irish census records Census records are the principal source of genealogical data in modern times. Unfortunately in Ireland almost all census records before 1901 were destroyed at various times, some because of … Continued

Me and my ancestors

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A little about myself and my ancestors This blog is to mark the launch of my new website. The old site ran into IT difficulties and some of the blogs were lost. Turning bad things into good things, the old … Continued