Ireland, Valuation Office Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Valuation Office Books
Collection years 1831-1856
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Various libraries, offices, and a private collection

What is in the Collection?

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 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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can This Collection Tell me?

Land valuation records may contain the following information:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page to return a list of possible matches. Compare the individuals on the list with what is already known to find the correct family or person. This step may require examining multiple individuals before a match is located.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
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 "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.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images of digitized records available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on this website are granted by the record custodians. Due to their restrictions, some images in this collection may not be available for general viewing, but can be accessed at the Family History Library or a family history center.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:

“Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856.” Database. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Various libraries, offices, and a private collection.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856.

Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856.

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