Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Down Survey

An article in Independent.ie explains about a collection of maps assembled in Trinity College Dublin that reveals the ownership of lands taken from Irish families and given to landlords during the Cromwellian Plantation of 1670. It’s called the Down Survey which refers to the chains put on the ground to measure the land. This survey is by parish, barony, and county. Go to www.downsurvey.tcd.ie for more info.