Archive for August, 2007

More Pennsylvania entries

August 20, 2007

In addition to the Irish Tithe Applotment surveys mentioned in my last post, I also checked many indexes for the Pennsylvania counties of Chester, Washington, and York.  I’ve added the entries to the Pennsylvania Archives + section of this site. 


Tithe Applotment Surveys – Ireland

August 20, 2007

I spent the last week in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference.  While there, I managed to do some research at the Allen County Public Library, including looking up Rusks in the the Tithe Applotment surveys for Counties Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan.  There are also entries in Counties Down, Derry, and Fermanagh, but I didn’t find these counties listed in the printed index to counties and parishes on the Tithe Applotment microfilms.  I did find one of the Fermanagh entries in one of the microfilm rolls coverinh County Monaghan.  I’ve added all of the Tithe Applotment entries to this site and will be adding additional Griffith’s Valuations over time.

Pennsylvania Archives

August 7, 2007

I’ve been using the free digitized version of the Pennsylvania Archives at to extract information on Pennsylvania Rusks.  Entries were found in the city of Philadelphia and the following counties:  Bedford, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Lancaster, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Washington, York.

Griffith’s Valuation

August 7, 2007

I’ve added two more Irish counties (Antrim & Armagh) with information on the Rusks from Griffith’s Valuation.  As time permits, I’ll add other counties.