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Ancestry.com has launched a new collection
of Irish records in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
The collection contains records Irish historical documents from the 19th and early
20th centuries, including maps, photographs and land records.
The Irish Collection, 1824-1910 includes:
Griffiths Valuation, 1847-1864: Over 2.5 million records that provide a snapshot
of ancestors who rented land or property throughout Ireland in the 1850s
Tithe Applotment Books, 1824-1837: In 1823, a law was enacted requiring all
land holders to pay a tithe to the Church of Ireland, regardless of their religious
affiliation. With details like tithe payer, acreage of their land and amount of their
tithe, these 600,000 records in effect provide a census of pre-famine Ireland.
Ordnance Survey Maps, 1824-1846: The first detailed mapping of Ireland undertaken
during the 1830s and 1840s, the later part of which was produced during the height
of the famine.
Lawrence Collection, 1870-1910: This collection of 20,000 photographs showcases
the length and breadth of Ireland, through the eyes of William Lawrence’s photography
studio in Dublin.