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December 4, 2007

Digitization of Irish 1901 and 1911 census records

The censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage, and a resource for genealogists, local historians and other scholars which has not as yet been developed to its fullest potential.

The digitisation of the equivalent records for England, Wales and Scotland has proved hugely popular with users, as has the digitisation of Canadian and United States census records.

The National Archives of Ireland has established a research partnership with Library and Archives Canada to facilitate digitisation, indexing and contextualisation of Irish 1901 and 1911 census records. .

LAC will digitize the 1901 and 1911 census records and two indexes will be created, linked to the digital images: a topographical index based on townland/street within District Electoral Division, and a nominal index to every individual listed in both censuses.

The total number of nominal entries will be approximately 9 million.

Digitisation, indexing and e-linking for both censuses is expected to be complete by mid-2009. [Source:]

Dublin Census is now online for 1911 and is freely searchable.

For help with other census for USA, Canada and United Kingdom see

1 comment:

David Chandler said...

The 1911 Irish Census is available in total, free of charge, on and the 1901 census will be available from June 2010