Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ancestry Irish Collection

Ancestry has expanded its Irish Collection, in honor of St. Paddy's Day.

They have updated their Griffiths Valuation,1848-1864 database (over 2.5 million records of ancestors who rented land or property throughout Ireland in the 1850s) and their Tithe Applotment Books,1823-1837 database (includes tithe payer, acreage of their land and amount of their tithe).

Clicking on each title allows you to read detailed source information for each title. Log in with your Glenview Library card number.
They have added two new databases.

Lawrence Collection of Photographs,1870-1910 contains 20,000 images showcasing Ireland through the eyes of William Lawrence's photography studio in Dublin.

And Ordnance Survey Maps,1824-1846 contains almost 2,000 detailed maps of almost the whole of Ireland that were produced before and during the Great Famine.

You can browse these two collections by county.

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