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Irish census records Diploma in Family History. UNIVERSALLY USEFUL RECORDS General Register Office records 1901 and 1911 censuses (& some fragments) Church.

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1 Irish census records Diploma in Family History

2 UNIVERSALLY USEFUL RECORDS General Register Office records 1901 and 1911 censuses (& some fragments) Church records Property surveys (Griffith’s Valuation/ Tithe Applotment Books)

3 CENSUS RECORDS Fragments and 1911 (100 year rule) destroyed by official order Earlier ecclesiastical part- censuses

4 19 TH CENTURY CENSUSES (1834)

5 1821 CENSUS Organised by townland, civil parish, barony and county. May 28th 1821 Recorded: - name; - age; - occupation; - relationship to the head of the household; - acreage of land-holding; - number of storeys of house.

6 1821 CENSUS Cavan : Parishes of Annagelliff, Ballymachugh, Castlerahan, Castleterra, Crosserlough, Denn, Drumlumman, Drung, Kilbride, Kilmore, Kinawley, Larah, Lavey, Lurgan, Mullagh, Munterconnaught Fermanagh : Parishes of Derryvullan and Aghalurcher (part only); Galway : Parishes of Aran, Athenry, Kilcomeen, Kiltallagh, Killimore, Kilconickny, Kilreekill Meath : Parishes of Ardbraccan, Ardsallagh, Balrathboyne, Bective, Churchtown, Clonmacduff, Donaghmore, Donaghpatrick, Kilcooly, Liscartan, Martry, Moymet, Navan, Newtownclonbun, Rathkenny, Rataine, Trim, Trimblestown, Tullaghanoge Offaly (King’s): Parishes of Aghacon, Birr, Ettagh, Kilcolman, Kinnitty, Letterluna, Roscomroe, Roscrea, Seirkieran

7 CASTLERAHAN, CO. CAVAN 1821 CENSUS

8 1831 CENSUS Again organised by townland, civil parish, barony and county, recorded: - name; - age; - occupation; - relationship to the head of the household; - acreage of land-holding; - religion

9 1834: FOR EXAMPLE Protestant parishioners: Bandon town (Ballymodan only). NLI Ms 675 List of RC parishioners, Kinvara and Killina; NL Pos 2442 (RC?) householders, parishes of Dunquin, Dunurlin, Ferriter, Killemlagh, Kilmalkedar, Kilquane, Marhin, Prior. JKAHS, Granard RC parish; heads of household - with Catholic registers. Tallanstown parish census. JCLAHS, Vol. 14

10 1841 CENSUS Householders filled out the returns, rather than enumerators. Recorded: - name; - age; - occupation; - relationship to the head of the household; - date of marriage; - literacy; - absent family members; - family members who died since 1831;

11 1841 CENSUS Killeshandra, Co. Cavan Old Age Pensions Act 1908

12 1851 CENSUS - name; - age; - occupation; - relationship to the head of the household; - date of marriage; - literacy; - absent family members; - family members who died since 1841; - religion;

13 1851– ENUMERATORS’ BOOKS Antrim: 14 parishes (out of 77); PRONI. NAI. Online “List of inhabitants of Castlerahan barony”.c With Killinkere parish registers.

14 1851 CENSUS

15 TRANSCRIPTS & ABSTRACTS 1841 & 1851 Search forms Walsh-Kelly Abstracts Thrift Abstracts …

16 1901 CENSUS: FORM A

17 1911 CENSUS: FORM A

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29 (!) DEDs “Co. Boroughs, Urban & Dispensary Districts & District Electoral Divisions” (Dublin 1962; 1st. published by the Ordnance Survey, 1935; revised 1961).

30 Weaknesses Apparently missing villages Institutions Surnames mis-transcribed Place names mis-transcribed DEDs No surname variants Weak wildcard search 1901 reverse missing But, but, but...

31 Fragments survive for 1821 – 1851 for some counties, as follows: Antrim, 1851; Belfast city (one ward only), 1851; Cavan, 1821 and 1841; Cork, 1841; Dublin city (index to heads of household only), 1851; Fermanagh, 1821, 1841 and 1851; Galway, 1813 (numerical returns for Longford barony) and 1821; King ’ s County (Offaly), 1821; Londonderry (Derry), 1831 – 34; Meath, 1821; Waterford, 1841.


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