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Subject: Re: Griffiths lookup - pls help
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 18:59:44 GMT


: Is there more information in Griffiths? Could you pull up the entry
: again and give me the details? If it's not on the software do you know
: how I go about getting it?

The CDROM index to Griffith's is just that, an index. In fact, it fails it
purpose in a significant omission - the barony. In order to get more
details on the property in question, you must find a copy of Griffith's at
a major Library or other resource. In order to locate the townland and
parish, you must know what barony it is in, as that is how the volumes of
Griffith's were published. Once you find it, what you will learn is the
name of the occupier [but not the occupants], the name of the leaseholder
or owner, and the value and extent of the property. For example, it may
just be a house in a village, or it could be just land, or it could be
"house, offices, and land". In Griffith's "offices" means any kind of
outbuilding, storage shed, barn, etc.

Dennis Ahern | The Irish Ancestral Research Association
Acton, Massachusetts | Dept. W, P.O. Box 619, Sudbury, MA 01776
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