The Tithe Applotment Books – 7 Questions and 7 Answers – (#605)

Join Mike and our head genealogist in The Green Room, Jayne McGarvey, as we chat about the usefulness of the Irish "Tithe Applotment Books" when discovering more about the location and lives of your Irish ancestors during the early 1800s.

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The Tithe Applotment Books – 7 Questions and 7 Answers – (#605)

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Episode Summary:

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 5 of the Letter from Ireland Show.

Join Mike and Jayne McGarvey as we chat about the “Tithe Applotment Books” and discovering more about the location and lives of your Irish ancestors during the early 1800s.

The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

In This Podcast – Mike asks Jayne McGarvey the following 7 Questions:

  1. What is the problem that makes the Tithe applotments a useful solution for Irish family history researchers.
  2. What exactly are the “Tithe Applotment Books” – what was their purpose and history?
  3. Where can they be accessed these days?
  4. What kind of information is inside the tithe applotments that would be useful to Irish family history researchers?
  5. What are the limitations of the tithe applotments?
  6. I recently did a letter (see below) showing my family’s presence in one Irish townland stretching from the 1911 census back to the tithe applotments. Can we chat through that and the connections to other record sets?
  7. Wrapping up – what would you recommend people to do next?


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