Wednesday, December 05, 2007

1911 census of Ireland - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 04, 2007 - 1911 census details can be accessed online from today: "The digitisation project, which was developed over several years by the National Archives of Ireland in partnership with Libraries and Archives Canada, gives users the chance to search the census by first or family name. . . . .

The site contains the digital equivalent of 4,000 reels of microfilm and 3.5 million images. It currently holds records for Dublin only, but project organisers aim to post forms for the rest of the country - as well as details of the 1901 census - next year.

Some entries are missing, of course. They include those for the suffragettes Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Anna Haslam and Louie Bennett, all members of the Irish Women's Franchise League, who decided to boycott the census in protest at not having the vote.

When a policeman interrupted one of their meetings on the night before census day to remind them that it was illegal not to fill out the form, the women told him they had arranged for airplanes and submarines to remove them from the soil of Ireland for the night of April 2nd."

Irish Genealogy: Census returns
Dublin 1911 Census Online goes live at - read more

Closure notice for the media preview - 12-14 December

National Archives of Ireland 1911 census search from


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