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The Federation of Genealogical Societies has re-launched its Society
Hall online directory. If you think you know the name of the genealogical society,
historical society, family association or library you want to contact, you can search
by keyword; otherwise, choose a state from the drop-down menu for a list of societies
in that state (note that the directory might not include every society in the state).
An Irish library and museum website called Ask About Ireland has posted an important
Irish record group free online: Griffith’s
Primary Valuation is an accounting of property values in Ireland that took place
between 1847 and 1864. You can search by a family name and place, or use the Place
Name search to search by just a place.
Each result contains the family name, the first name, county and parish.
Click links to see details for the individual (landlord and tenant names, location,
and publication information for the original map), the person’s residence plotted
on a map, and a copy of the original Griffith’s Valuation page entry.
Tonight you can watch the “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode in which pro football
Hall of Fame member Emmitt Smith discovers his roots. It’s on NBC at 8 pm eastern
(7 central). (See
our “Who Do You Think You Are?” coverage.)