Ireland Valuation Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Valuation Lists
Collection years 1864-1930
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Ireland and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast

What is in This Collection?

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.

Collection Content

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

Sample Images

Valuation List
Valuation Revision Book

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such as the county, electoral division and ward

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.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

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 Citations:

"Ireland, Valuation Lists, 1864-1930." FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Office of the General Valuation of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast .

Image Citations:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

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