Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Good News for Genealogists!

Those teaching or studying Geography and History in the College, (as well as any amateur genealogists among us) may be interested to know that the complete 1911 Census is now available and fully searchable online at the National Archives of Ireland website.

The 1911 Census is one of only two censuses for which complete household record forms exist. The other is 1901 which the National Archives are currently digitising and which, when complete, will be made available in the same way.

The Census can be searched or browsed by townland/street and also by names of families or individuals. The records link directly to high quality images of the original forms and contextual material.

In the Library we also hold microfiche records of the following censuses: 1813, 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911. These are all held behind the Issue Desk and can be viewed and printed from on our Microform Reader/Printers.

For more information on any of this material please ask at our Information Desk.