Friday, 2 August 2013

Finding ancestors in Belfast's 1851 census

Yes, you read the post title correctly!

Yesterday I discovered that my five times great grandparents Arthur and Ann Taylor married in Belfast in 1819 - and all because their grandson, also Arthur Taylor, applied for a pension almost a century later in 1918.

Read the full account on my research blog at http://walkingineternity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/irish-pension-applications-and-census.html

And remember, Irish genealogy is NOT all doom and gloom, it just takes a wee bit more creativity...! :)

Chris

My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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