26 March 2013

NOW ONLINE! PRONI PLACES VALUATION REVISION BOOKS ONLINE!

     The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has placed the Valuation Revision Books' images online with a searchable index. The placename index can be searched by county, city, parish, or townland. The counties available are Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone. In all, 3856 volumes covering the period of 1864 through 1933 are now online. Forty four more are slated to be place online at a future date.
     The Revision Books contain yearly updates on Griffith's Valuation, which was a recording of property in Ireland originally taken from 1848 to 1864. Although the Valuation was aimed at recording facts about every parcel of land in Ireland, it is of tremendous importance to genealogists because it also records owners, lessors, and occupiers.
      Search the PRONI Revision Books database at    http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/val12b.htm
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