Tuesday 29 November 2022

RootsIreland adds 27,000 land records for County Clare

RootsIreland.ie has added nearly 27,000 names to its County Clare database. They have been transcribed from the Tithe Applotment Books and date from 1824-43. They cover the entire county.

Given the loss of most of the 19th-century census records, the Tithe Applotment Books are a vital source for genealogical research in rural areas for the pre-Famine period. They were compiled in order to determine the amount due from occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre.

This tithe was then paid to the Church of Ireland, an arrangment that was much hated by the majority Roman Catholic population.

For an up to date list of sources for Clare and to search these records, click the logo above and login or subscribe as required.

RoorsIreland is currently offering a 25% discount on annual subscriptions until Saturday 10 December. Find out more here.