On this Saturday morning, Nov. 18, the Irish Family History Forum will discuss Griffith’s Valuation. The program will begin at 10 a.m., at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, N.Y.,
The presenter, Michael Walsh, will cover Valuation Sheets, maps associated with the Valuation Sheets, Valuation Notebooks compiled as part of the surveying and valuation process, information resources that underpin the valuations, and how to access the Revision Books.
Griffith's Valuation is the countrywide valuation of property that was conducted from the mid-1840s through the mid-1860s. Officially the General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland, it took its name from the commissioner of valuation, Richard Griffith. It’s a guide to where people lived and what property they possessed, listing the householder, or that person recognized as the principal owner, renter, or lessee of a house or property.
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