GRIFFITH’S VAL­U­A­TION

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A com­pre­hen­sive val­u­a­tion of prop­erty in Ireland was over­seen by Dublin ge­ol­o­gist Richard Griffith be­tween 1847 and 1864, list­ing land­hold­ers and house­hold­ers. This free web­site is pretty long in the tooth, and there are other places on­line where you can find the data, but it still has lots go­ing for it. From the list of re­sults af­ter search­ing for a sur­name (you can in­clude a fore­name too, and spec­ify an area in­clud­ing a Poor Law Union), you can read a tran­script of the in­for­ma­tion, view a scan of the orig­i­nal page, or launch a map view. This opens up an ex­ter­nal Google Maps layer, where you can use a trans­parency slider to switch be­tween 19th- and 21st-cen­tury Ireland.

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