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From: (Sir Crispin Gaylord)
Subject: Re: Griffith's Valuation
Date: 26 Mar 2003 22:45:49 -0800
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Charles Sullivan <> wrote in message news:<VC9ga.4509$>...
> On Sun, 23 Mar 2003 00:24:15 -0500, ahern wrote:
> > Bob Lightburn <> wrote:
> > : I understand that Griffith's Valuation between the years 1848-1864 can
> > : be bought on CD-ROM from Broderbund. However, I am told that the
> > : information on the CD-ROM may be incomplete and/or inaccurate. So,
> > : two questions. 1) Can anyone comment on the accuracy/completeness of
> > : data on this CD-ROM? 2) Is anyone aware of an effort to create a
> > : better version in CD-ROM format and/or accessible on-line? TIA for
> > : any information.
> > Aside from finding some rather bizarre transcription errors, the biggest
> > drawback I found with the Griffith's CDROM was that it neglects to
> > identify the barony or poor law union in the search results. You need
> > this information to figure out which volume to look in to get the full
> > data associated with a specific property. It's also important to know
> > who the immediate lessor is as that may lead you to other sources of
> > information, such as estate records. I'd say save your money and wait
> > for the Eneclann CD that's coming out.
> > -dja
> I agree with your assessment of the Broderbund Griffith's, plus it's a
> pain to use with common names as you have to click on each one before
> you can see the townland.
> But are you sure the Eneclann Griffith's will be released on CD? I think
> the website indicates it will be an online lookup, and it's not clear
> whether it will be free or paid.
The Family Archive CD version is less then useless as it *entirely*
omits what is by far and away the most important information in the
Valuation - the name of the landlord. How on earth one is supposed to
do any serious research on landed families with such an abomination
totally escapes me.
Sir Crispin Gaylord, Bt.
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