Census records

The Irish Manuscripts Commission – Digital books

The Commission has digitised many of their out of print publications and made them freely available online, all fully keyword searchable. A small example of what is available includes:  • Registry of Deeds Dublin abstracts of wills – volume 1,…

Ask About Ireland – Griffiths Valuation of Ireland

Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland 1847-1864 is an invaluable resource and census substitute. It lists every household head and occupier of land in Ireland. This site offers a family name search, place name search and name book search. There is free…

RootsIreland.ie

RootsIreland.ie is the database run by the non-profit Irish Family History Foundation, coordinators of the county genealogy centres network. It offers access to 20+ million Irish records held by these centres. The records available include:• Baptismal/Birth records• Marriage recordsThe indexed…

Ireland Genealogy Project & Ireland Genealogy Project Archives

This site offers access to a valuable collection of material not readily available elsewhere. There are significant collections of monumental inscriptions, headstone photographs and parish register transcriptions available. The site is arranged by county and within each county by categories…

Census Search Forms 1841 & 1851 – Clare County Library

When Ireland introduced the Old Age Pension in 1908 many applicants had no birth certificate as Civil Registration did not begin until 1864. So the 1841 and 1851 census returns were used to prove age. This database lists applicant’s surname,…

Ireland Genealogy

When Ireland introduced the Old Age Pension in 1908 many applicants had no birth certificate as Civil Registration did not begin until 1864. So the 1841 and 1851 census returns were used to prove age. This commercial site has a…

FamilySearch – Ireland

The Historical Record Collections for Ireland include:Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881 Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920 *Ireland Census Search Forms, 1841 and 1851. (Searched to establish a person’s age when they applied for the old age pension from…

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has record guides and information leaflets including a PRONI Guide to Church Records.Online indexes and free digital images include: • eCatalogue • Freeholders’ records includes pre-1840 registers and poll books • Londonderry Corporation…