Free Seminar: Exploring Land, Mapping & Property Records in Ireland

Last updated at 10:20 on 18/11/2019

Date: 28 November 2019, 14:30 –16:00
Venue: Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, D1
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The seminar will provide an introduction to the Registry of Deeds, the Valuation Office and Ordnance Survey Ireland.

The seminar will focus on the historical records of three state bodies – the Valuation Office, Ordinance Survey Ireland (OSi) and the Registry of Deeds (which forms part of the Property Registration Authority). It will provide an overview of the type of records which have been created, how the archives can be accessed, and the value of the records for research.

Speakers include Dr Fiona Fitzsimons who will outline using Registry of Deeds for family history research, Frances McGee who will describe the archives of the valuation office, Maurice Kavanagh who will give a presentation on the OSi historic map collection and Ellen Murphy who will discuss the development of archive services at the Registry of Deeds. The papers will be followed by a Q&A which will aim to inspire and inform anyone wishing to carry out their own research.

The Valuation Office, the OSi and the Registry of Deeds are all subject to the National Archives Act, 1986 and the seminar will be chaired by Tom Quinlan (Head of Collection Care & Public Services) at National Archives of Ireland.