Wednesday, 16 July 2008

IFHF commences release of 1901 Irish census indexes

The Irish Family History Foundation has just announced that IFHF member centres which have completed indexes of Irish census returns will shortly begin to make this data available online.

To start the ball rolling, the 1901 Census of Ireland records for Tipperary North are now available at http://tipperarynorth.brsgenealogy.com/. These records are transcribed copies of the original household returns, and not digitised images. There are 67,213 records as a part of this collection and the cost to view is €5.00 each. Each record lists first name, surname, occupation, age, relationship, religious denomination and origin.

It should be noted that the 1901 Census is due to be digitised by the National Archives of Ireland, with their Canadian partners, as soon as the 1911 Census has been fully digitised and made available. Unlike the IFHF site, these will be the original records and will be free to access. Dublin 1911 is currently available for free at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/.

As such, you can expect the IFHF sites to release what they have in the very near future!

Chris

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