Ireland—Tithe Applotment Books, 1824–1840


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the record on the image contains no names of people, select No Extractable Data Image. The press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Townland

Townland

Type the townland (or ploughland, denomination, or farm name) that was written on the form.

If no townland is included on the form, but a parish, diocese, or county name is included, index the parish, diocese, or county name, in that order of preference.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name. The Placenames Database of Ireland, available here, may help you identify the correct name of the townland.

If a record includes a name for a subdenomination, such as "Castle Division," as well as a townland name, please include both the townland and the subdenomination in the Townland field.

Click on the Project Instructions tab for additional information on how to index place-names.

If a place-name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Rathmoil

Surname

Surname

Names may be written anywhere on the record, including in the heading, in any of the columns, and in the margin. Include in the index all names that were written in the record, except for the names of kings, such as King George or King William.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, Sr, Jr, Widow, or Captain, with the name. Do not expand abbreviations or correct misspellings. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

Click on the Project Instructions tab for additional information on indexing names.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: FitzGerald

Given Names

Given Names

Names may be written anywhere on the record, including in the heading, in any of the columns, and in the margin. Include in the index all names that were written in the record, except for the names of kings, such as King George or King William.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, Sr, Jr, Widow, or Captain, with the name. Do not expand abbreviations or correct misspellings. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Type the name as it was written on the document.

Click on the Project Instructions tab for additional information on indexing names.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Stephen