Irish 1901 census goes online
Friday, June 4, 2010
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. 1911 Census 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; James Joyce as a 19-year-old student living with his family in Fairview, Dublin. Author Peig Sayers, under her married name of Margaret Guiheen, on Great Blasket Island. A 22-year-old Pádraig Pearse, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising and Edward (Eamon) de Valera, a significant leader of Ireland's struggle for independence, at the time an 18-year-old boarder in Blackrock College, 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 Irish Civil War.
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