Field Book Translator

To learn more about the anatomy of a field book entry click HERE or about the historical process of collecting the information in the field books click HERE. Otherwise, use the Field Book Translator to transform your Irish ancestor from just a name into a living, breathing, personUse the Field Book Translator to transform your Irish ancestor from just a name into a living, breathing, person. This translator will uncover:

  1. The quality of their land
  2. Crops they could have grown
  3. The tools they needed to grow crops
  4. The livestock they owned
  5. The out-offices on their farm
  6. Their social position in the community
  7. A complete sensory image of a moment in their life
If you know the name of your ancestor's townland and the size of his holding, the Field Book Translator below will yield a tremendous amount of additional information about your ancestor's life. Just input information from the tenement valuation and valuation office field books to unlock secrets of your ancestor's life.

BASIC INFORMATION:

Townland:

Ancestor's First Name:


TOTAL ACREAGE:

Insert the total acreage of your ancestor's holding from Griffith's Tenement Valuation.

A:

R:

P:


RATE PER STATUTE ACRE:

Insert the Rate per Statute Acre from the Valuation Field Book

S:

D: