Tag Archives: Valuation Office Revision Books

DEDs and the Valuation Office

If you have the chance to visit the Valuation Office in Dublin to consult the Valuation Office Revision Books you will have discovered that a large part of their collection has now been digitised and can be accessed using the computer terminals in the public research room. Original copies of the books that have been digitised will not now be produced

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Irish Surnames

During a recent search for a Maher family I once again stumbled into the mire of difficulty created by the spelling of Irish surnames in 19th century records.  This is an obstacle that many Irish family history researchers will encounter during the course of their research.  Mass digitization of Irish records has made the issue of the spelling of

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Valuation Office Revision Books

  With the exception of  Parish Registers and Civil Births, Deaths and Marriages, the Valuation Office Revision Books are amongst the most useful sources available to the Irish genealogist. The Revision Books are a continuation of Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland – officially the Primary Valuation of Tenements.  The purpose of this survey, conducted

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