More of the researchers arrived today. I caught up with a number of them during the morning and then took two researchers over to the Valuation Office to work on the Revision Books. This is typically one of the highlights of the trip. If you've found your ancestor in Griffith's Valuation, you can follow the property through to the 1980s (in the Republic of Ireland). When the property changed to a new person, it could indicate a life event, such as a death or emigration and that would point you to other records. Not sure which individual of the same name in the same area is yours? If the individual continues to appear after you know your ancestor left, that's a hint that you might have the wrong individual.
This evening at 5 o’clock I was honored to be able to participate in Genealogy: Live at Five hosted by Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann and the Irish Family History Centre. Fiona began this Facebook Live program during the COVID lockdown and has continued to meet with researchers from all over the world at 5 o’clock Dublin time every Friday. Today I was one of her guests along with Catherine Desmarais also from the United States, a Forensic Genealogist. If you didn’t have a chance to catch it and would like to see it you can find it here.
I posted a number of other items of interest to Irish researchers on Facebook today, so check them out.