Thursday 26 October 2023: ZOOM Talk: Researching at the Registry of Deeds
On Thursday 26 October Dr William Roulston from the Ulster Historical Foundation provided a Zoom talk which provided a succinct overview of the history of the Registry of Deeds, the records contained within and their value to genealogists.
The Registry of Deeds is located in Henrietta Street, Dublin, and is a repository of records of land transactions in Ireland and other deeds, as well as wills, dating from 1708 to the present. It is one of the most valuable sources of Irish ancestral information for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The information contained in this archive relates not only to the wealthier landlords but also can include details of the most humble of tenants. More than half a million registered deeds were deposited up to 1832 alone.
One hundred people tuned in from across the world to view the presentation. Thank you to William for providing what was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting talk.