May 20, 2021 No Comments


Video Presentation: Land Records for Irish Genealogy Research (55 Mins)



Video Presentation: Land Records for Irish Genealogy Research

This talk delves into records dealing with land, its ownership and exploitation. Starting with the foundation of the Registry of Deeds in 1708, it investigates the main land records from then until the present day. From the early years of the 18th century until the Famine gripped Ireland in the middle of the 19th century, was the heyday of the large and small estates on which our forebears lived. In the second half of the 19th century, many of these estates were bought through the Land Purchase Acts which enabled tenants to purchase the land. As well as talking about, Griffith’s Valuation, the talk will also discuss the Landed Estate Courts, the Land Commission, the Congested Districts Board and the Land Registry. It also discusses the Property Registration Authority of Ireland (PRAI) and the role it plays in registration of land holding in today’s online world.

Aiden Feerick

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