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1901 and 1911 census for Ireland - free

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Persephone Report 8 Jun 2010 10:51

Thank you very much Joy.

There's a wee drop of the Irish in quite a few of us in NZ.


Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 7 Jun 2010 20:12

Had my fingers firmly crossed for a lead on my GGrandmother's ancestry in the 1901....

The only info I have is from GGrandmother's marriage certificate, Census returns, an Employer's (Archivist) 'best guess' and family 'lore'.

Sadly 'fingers crossed' didn't help :-(

Hope others have more success.



Kathleen Report 7 Jun 2010 13:18

thanks for this Joy

Nudging it up for my benefit, and anybody else interested

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2010 14:16
The 1901 census was taken on Sunday 31 March 1901 and recorded every man, woman and child alive on the island of Ireland on that date.
The 1901 and 1911 censuses are the only surviving full censuses of Ireland open to the public. Both censuses cover the island of Ireland. They were released to public inspection in 1961, because of the stream of requests for information about people's ages, particularly those born before civil registration of births began in 1864.
The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2 April 1911.

It is well worth exploring the National Archives site with its wealth of information including photographs, for instance here -

There will be errors and mistranscriptions, just as one finds in other countries' census.

Happy hunting :-)


Moonbeam Report 4 Jun 2010 13:02

Thanks Frances.


Frances Report 4 Jun 2010 11:54

Moonbeam the 1901 census as taken on 31st March 1901


Moonbeam Report 4 Jun 2010 03:07

Does anyone know when the 1901 Irish Census was taken? I've looked around the site but cannot find anything that says the time of year it was taken. I have a child who is 2 months old on the census so would like to know when it was taken so I can compare it to the birth record which I plan on getting.

When searching to-day I had trouble finding a family that I had on the 1911. The name was Edwards but nothing was showing up for the area I was looking in. I then tried the wildcard - just typed in Ed* - and found the family. The name had been spelled Edwardes. So it's worth trying wildcard searches if you are not finding who you are looking for.


Frances Report 4 Jun 2010 00:18

I've noticed a few blips on the spelling of place names, which somewhere in the FAQ's they say they'll get cleaned up but it makes it rather slow going when the entire town/village is spelt wrong eg Raboo instead of Raloo.
On the plus side I've narrowed a couple of dates and found a few 'vanished' people.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 3 Jun 2010 19:40

Try again - working beautifully now.


Thistledown Report 3 Jun 2010 19:02

Afraid so Sarah, i think that it has crashed for a while with the volume of people trying to get on.
I was browseing it last night but there were some rellies on 1911 that i could not find on 1901.
Will have another look later hopefully though.


Sarah Report 3 Jun 2010 18:44

not working well for me at the mo, is that cos we're all trying to get on at once?!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 3 Jun 2010 18:16

Brought forward for those researching their Irish ancestral family.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 3 Jun 2010 09:13

Very pleased for you :-)

My discovery (as often is the case) has led to more questions and searches :-)


Jacqui Report 2 Jun 2010 22:26

Thats good Joy

Found 2 GG Grandfathers who were not around in 1911 alive and well in 1901 so now have just a 10 yr search window for deaths

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Jun 2010 21:48

Brilliant!! It leads me to more extended family :-)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Jun 2010 21:45

Indeed :-)

Happy hunting :-)


Jacqui Report 2 Jun 2010 21:34

Its live NOW.

Just been over there to look for something in 1911 and the 1901 search option is available.

Happy hunting

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Jun 2010 21:24

Again, you are most welcome :-)

Only a few hours to go now. How lucky we are to be able to see soon, absolutely free, the 1901 as well as the 1911 Irish census.


Sandra Report 1 Jun 2010 22:08

Thank you for letting us all know Joy, look forward to having a look.



susiwong Report 1 Jun 2010 15:29

thanks Joy, was going to put a thread on asking when it was coming online, you've saved me a job lol

Sue xx