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r-careys
21-04-2006, 5:14 AM
Can anyone please tell me if there was a census taken for the years 1841 and 1851 for Ireland the same as England.

Pam Downes
21-04-2006, 7:24 AM
Hi Russell,
The census was taken in the whole of Ireland (i.e. what is nowadays called Northern Ireland and Eire/Ireland/Irish Republic/Republic of Ireland) just as it was in the rest of the UK. However virtually all census records prior to the 1901 were either burnt in a fire or destroyed by the government.

Pam

r-careys
21-04-2006, 7:50 AM
Wow Pam, I just had a look at the web site that is such a shame.

I does say however that parts of the census remain fronm 1821 to 1851, so with a huge amount of luck mine may still be there :(

Does anyone on this Forum have access to these records???????

Pam Downes
21-04-2006, 11:47 PM
Hi Russell,
I have a feeling that I've seen some online transcriptions for *some* places (probably in Donegal) in the last few days because I've been helping someone else with an Irish query. Needless to say I haven't got a clue where I saw it :D
However I think I can say without fear of contradiction that the records that do exist are not online like the English ones are available on somewhere like Ancestry. .
I've searched this forum for 'census', and it appears that you do need to know from where your people originated otherwise you literally have to start with a place and then work your way through all the remaining places with existing census in the hope that you will find a reference to them. There are also some hints of other records to search.
If you have an LDS FHC nearby, then you can order various census to view.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp
enter Ireland in place search, scroll down to census.
Also search links via
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/
If this is your first foray into Ireland I wish you the best of British because I'm having difficulty just finding a decent online map of an area.
Pam

JNicLiam
22-04-2006, 12:01 AM
Hi Russell
One site that does have some fragments of the missing Irish census records is census-online but if you don't know exactly where your family are from it does take some wading through.

Jill

r-careys
22-04-2006, 10:31 AM
Thankyou Pam and Jill
I had forgotten about the ireland part in Family search I will check it out.
I will have a look at the census on line too Jill :)

Just for the record this is the family I am looking for.

Any information regarding Samuel Coulton b Circa 1834 County Antrim Ireland
Parents unknown. Brothers and sisters unknown
Samuel married in Belfast Circa 1855 to Mary Jane Taylor

I believe that Mary was born in Lurgan Ireland C 1834
Parents of Mary believed to be Archer Taylor and Julia Ann ???
Brothers and sisters unknown
These names donít seem to me to be Irish names so I am hoping that there are not too many to look through.

r-careys
29-04-2006, 12:26 PM
No luck with either of those avenues.
any other recomendations appreciated |banghead|

astrowitchee
30-04-2006, 4:47 PM
I also have Irish Ancestors from Dublin and Limerick and an unknown born in the 1880's but I have paid to have the records searched with no luck. The Irish equivalent of the record office don't even take electronic payments or a cheque unless it's drawn on an Irish bank acount, I had to post my credit card details!!!!
So good luck...

TerrySBaker
15-09-2008, 10:14 PM
At leat some of the 1851 Census for Dublin survived. However it only contains the name of the head of household and the address - maybe age & occupation too.

Mutley
16-09-2008, 12:09 AM
Though this thread is over two years old, new members may be interested in the replies.

There are some here (http://www.censusfinder.com/ireland.htm)

or here (http://www.genealogybranches.com/irishcensus.html)

more info here (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/) and here (http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/census/)

I found my Tipperary family in 1901 at North Tipperary Genealogy Centre. You can google for the Irish Family History Foundation to find others.