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From: Barney Tyrwhitt-Drake <>
Subject: Re: Griffith's CD's
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 11:26:05 +0100


In article <>, writes
>Could someone please tell me what sort of information can be obtained on
>Griffiths CD's?

The information is name, county, parish, location (townland). You can
search by any of these fields but the program only ever takes you to a
position in a scrolling list of all names on the CD - it does not create
a separate table of matches. Thus, if you were searching for all people
with the CRAIG surname in Co Limerick, you'd not see a list of just
these people, rather you'd see the first person in the main list that
matched those criteria (CRAIG and Limerick), and then have to scroll to
the next one.

Another limitation, that borders on being criminal, is the total lack of
facilities to print your findings or to export them as a text file. On a
scale from 1 to 10 for software utility, this one scores -10.

So, before you shell out your hard-earned cash, you may want to take a
look at a copy in a public library or some other resource centre. Come
what may you're going to have to write down what you see on screen, and
then go and look at the original Griffth's Valuation for that place on
the microform copies at the LDS or wherever.

--
Barney Tyrwhitt-Drake

Drake Software web site: http://www.tdrake.demon.co.u

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