Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Irish census fragments now available on FindmyPast

The digitised records for pre-1901 Irish census fragments and extracts from 1841 and 1851 Irish censuses that were used to support Old Age Pension applications from 1909 onwards, launched a couple of days ago on the National Archives of Ireland website (see, are now also available to search on FindmyPast (all platforms) free of charge.

I've done a few test searches on the FindmyPast site, and despite the recent disastrous redesign of the platform, this part of the site at least seems to be working fine. FindmyPast was involved in the indexing of the records, along with FamilySearch, which digitised them. The records will also be appearing soon on FamilySearch.

FindmyPast has a blog post outlining the new records at


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish ancestral research a bit further, my next Pharos course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records, commences May 14th 2014.

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