Irish Flax Growers List, 1796
Among the many miscellaneous records used to piece together information on people living in Ireland in the 18th century, few are more important than the Flax Growers List of 1796, known officially as the Spinning Wheel Premium Entitlement List, or more commonly the Flax Growers Bounty List. During the 18th century, Ireland, and Ulster in particular, established a reputation as a producer of fine linen (made from flax). At various times the government introduced special incentives to encourage the production of linen, usually giving away spinning wheels and looms. This Family Archive CD, based on data compiled by Heritage World Family History Services of County Tyrone and licensed by the Genealogical Publishing Company, contains an electronic index to the Flax Growers List of 1796, providing the researcher with instant access to the name of the flax grower and the civil parish and county in which the flax was grown. Considering the scarcity of 18th-century Irish records (almost non-existent in many parts of the country), this new CD stands as an almost unique contribution to Irish genealogical research, one of the very few resources that carry the researcher back to the 1800s. System Requirements: You must have a CD-ROM drive, and in order to read the CD you must use either the Family Archive Viewer (version 4.0 or higher), which is available as a free download at www.genealogical.com/content/dlfav6.html, or Family Tree Maker for Windows, version 4.0 or higher (Family Tree Maker software can be ordered from www.FamilyTreeMaker.com).
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