2:00PM - 3:00PM
Griffith's Valuation: A Case Study
The fire at Four Courts in 1922, as well as the government’s destruction of early census records has left a major void for Irish researchers. Although never intended as a census substitute, Griffith’s Valuation has become a key resource for locating ancestors. This lecture is presented as a case study on how to use Griffith’s Valuation in your research.
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies