Irish 1901 census goes online
Friday, June 4, 2010
The earliest surviving complete census of Ireland is now available freely online. It may be viewed through the website of the .
Within the census are more than 4.5 million records from 850,000 households across the 32 counties; the information covers the night of Sunday March 31, 1901.records were made available online in 2009, subsequently attracting more than 260 million hits.
The 1901 census lists a number of now-famous Irish people;as a 19-year-old student living with his family in Fairview, . Author , under her married name of Margaret Guiheen, on . A 22-year-old , one of the leaders of the and , a significant leader of Ireland's struggle for independence, at the time an 18-year-old boarder in , are also included.
The majority of 19th century Irish census records are now lost for a variety of reasons, including a fire at the Public Records Office during the 1922.
Digitisation of the records cost almost €4 million; the work was carried out by thein partnership with .
- "Oldest Ireland census goes online" — , June 4, 2010
- Census records from 1901 go online" — , June 4, 2010. "
- Paul Cullen. "Millions of files offer historic snapshot" — , June 4, 2010