National Archives publishes Valuation Office Books covering 1824 to 1856

Last updated at 12:14 on 02/12/2016

The printed volumes of the Primary (or Griffith’s) Valuation, the record of Ireland’s first comprehensive property tax, have been available online for many years, and are a crucial part of the genealogical infrastructure for the mid-nineteenth century. But the records which underlie and inform the printed valuation have never been digitised until now.

These records contain over 2 million names. They provide a comprehensive assessment of the rental value of Irish lands and property from the mid-1820s to the mid-1850s and are now available online through the National Archives site http://census.nationalarchives.ie/search/vob/home.jsp