Boyd, I am one of those users who gobble up data. I try to always thank whoever has supplied information useful to my own research, but I look at EVERYTHING. Often I think too many "thank yous" would clutter up the list, but these days perhaps we can use more rather than less. Maybe the best idea is to respond to the poster privately.
That being said, I'll take this opportunity to thank Len and Boyd, who have supplied me with many clues for my research, and also our fearless leader, Jim, who keeps CTI running and keeps me hoping I will find another piece of my puzzle. All the best, Kathleen Cooper San Diego, California On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:56 AM Len Swindley <len_swind...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Hello Boyd and CTI subscribers, > > > > For any who are unaware of Boyd Gray’s presence on the genealogical scene, > he is a professional genealogist and a *tour de force* who maintains a > friendly and informative Facebook page > https://www.facebook.com/westulstergenealogy/ which is an absolute joy > and full of great stories and topics. He has also produced a series of > informative Youtube family history workshops > http://www.cotyroneireland.com/videos/monreagh.html and > http://www.cotyroneireland.com/videos/monreagh.html > > > > Although Boyd resides in Lifford, Co. Donegal, just across the Foyle from > Strabane, he specialises in Donegal, Tyrone and Londonderry family history > research. It is my greatest good luck to maintain an off-list > correspondence with him. > > > > If not for Boyd’s appreciative comments and support, I may have drawn a > line under my project to index the Co. Tyrone tithe applotment books. As > stated in my previous post on this topic, the response to these indexes > from CTI List Subscribers has been a deafening silence, but as a > professional genealogist Boyd recognises these taxation records as a > valuable resource and I commend them to every researcher. They are > important. Many thanks, Boyd. > > > > The microfilmed tithe books are available for consultation only at the > Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast or online at a > LDS Family History Centre. They record leaseholders of agricultural land; > they do not generally contain genealogical data apart from details such as > “widow”, “senior” or “junior”, but they do record the presence of possibly > your forebear in a townland a whole generation prior to the c1860 Griffiths > Valuation. The online indexes on CTI > http://www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/titheindex.html eliminate a great > amount of time trawling through original images searching for the relevant > townland which can be, at times, almost illegible. I can assure CTI Listers > that the indexes I submit contain identical information (including phonetic > spelling) as recorded on the originals of the 1820s and 1830s and in a > legible format. > > > > The tithe books are most important as they record many leaseholders who > sold their leases and emigrated during the desperate times and harsh > economic years of the Great Famine 1845-52. > > > > I hope everyone is successful in locating an ancestor or a close relation > of your emigrant forebear. > > > > Regards and best of luck, > > Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia > > > > > > > > > > > > Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for > Windows 10 > > > _______________________________________________ > CoTyroneList mailing list > CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com > > http://mail.cotyroneireland.com/mailman/listinfo/cotyronelist_cotyroneireland.com > -- *Cuimhnigh ar na daoine ónar tháinig tú* *"Remember the men whence you came."*
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