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Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

The Primary Valuation of Ireland, known as Griffith’s Valuation, was a survey of all Ireland undertaken to calculate the value of all land and buildings in the country. It began in 1848 and was completed in 1864.[1] It is a … Continue reading

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The Irish Fiants 1602-1603: Murtagh O Bugginn

With the help of Church and civil records it is easy enough to trace a surname back to the early 1800s in Ireland. In conjunction with headstone data, it is even possible to go back into the 1700s, depending on … Continue reading

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Birth Index of Ireland 1890

A statistical analysis of Irish surnames was carried out in the late 19th century, with all births for the year 1890 compiled. The Birth Index of Ireland: Showing the Location of Surnames in Ireland by County was compiled by the … Continue reading

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Census of Ireland 1901

The 1901 census has recently been digitalized by the National Archives and was released online on June 3rd 2010. Along with the 1911 census it is one of the most important genealogical resources to trace Irish family members. This is … Continue reading

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Census of Ireland 1911

The 1911 census is one of the most important genealogical resources for tracing Irish family members. This is so as almost all census returns from the 1800s were destroyed in a fire at The Public Records Office during the Civil … Continue reading

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