The First General Valuation (Griffiths Valuation) was completed by 1863-4. Thereafter, properties were valued annually from 1864 until the early 1930s, the details of which are recorded in the annual revision books, with each volume covering approximately a ten-year period. Each year, valuers recorded any change in the quality or dimensions of the properties, or in the names of occupiers or immediate lessors, and any differences in the acreage and value. In effect they record a history of a house or farm.
The changes were recorded in different colours of ink, one colour for each year, and the alterations are usually dated. This are of great value in establishing significant dates in a families history, such as dates of death,or dates of emigration.
They also lead the researcher into the period of the 1901 census.
The Annual Revision Books for Northern Ireland are held in the PRONI archive.
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