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The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
has released a new genealogy resource for Northern Ireland.
PRONI, along with FamilySearch, has digitized
the Valuation Revision Books, 1864-1933. These books contain a list of landholders
and their property valuations in counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry
The records are handy for filling in gaps between Griffiths Valuation (which ends
in 1864) and the 1901 census (the earliest surviving Irish census).
Here’s what the Valuation Revision Book pages look like:
You’ll need to know where your ancestor lived in Northern Ireland to best use the
Valuation Revision Books on PRONI’s website (click the Search Valuation revision
Books button on the right). There, you can enter a placename
(city, county, parish, or townland; or a street or ward name in Belfast and Londonderry)
and digitally “flip” through books pertaining to that place. You also can browse by
county and parish.
Note that 44 of the roughly 3,900 books are still be digitized.
Searching for Irish roots? Get in-depth guidance in Family Tree Magazine‘s Ultimate
Irish Genealogy Collection, available only in May.