Griffith’s Valuation class

As every Irish family history researcher quickly learns, very few pre-1901 census records survive. Instead we must squeeze out every morsel of information  from land surveys completed by Richard Griffiths between 1847 and 1865. 

Helping us do that on May 13 will be Audrey Leonard, president of Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) and one of its chief researchers. The second Saturday of most months is Irish Saturday at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library in South St. Paul, which means a helpful class plus experienced volunteers available to help with your research.

What’s the class this month?  Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland

When? Saturday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Where? MGS Library, 1185 Concord St North, Suite 218, South St Paul, MN

Cost? $15 for IGSI members, $20 for non-members, class notes for $5

One can access Griffith’s Valuation records for free on

Find out how to make the best us of this important source.  Register for the class here:

The MGS library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Irish Saturday, plenty of time to take advantage of IGSI’s outstanding Irish collection and automated databases like Findmypast.


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