Update on Roll-out of 1901 and 1911 Census (Ireland)

Today, I got a reply to my email to the National Archives of Ireland concerning (i) the slow roll-out of the 1911 and 1901 Censuses for Ireland and (ii) why no updates were being published. It is good news! See below:

“My apologies to everyone who has been seeking information about timescales for the further releases of the 1911 and 1901 census records online. Thank you for your patience, and your messages of encouragement regarding the Dublin 1911 material.

Our Canadian partners have been engaged in an extensive procurement and recruitment process to hire contractors who will finish the project. That process has now been completed, and I’m pleased to be able to tell you that the records for Kerry, Antrim and Down will be going online in October of this year.

The rest of 1911 will follow quickly thereafter in batches of counties, in the order listed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/futureplans.html. I expect to have more precise timescales for the other counties as soon as the contractors start work, which will be in early August, but it is intended that all of 1911 and 1901 will be online by mid-2009, as originally scheduled. The timescales will be posted at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/futureplans.html. “

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4 Responses to Update on Roll-out of 1901 and 1911 Census (Ireland)

  1. Carolyn Magnus says:

    I love looking at the Dublin site and can’t wait for Ireland to be completed. I have found my grandfather’s brother’s family but not their parents who were married in Dublin North, so am really looking forward to, hopefully, next year. It’s clear and informative and best of all FREE. I wish we could have the same for UK too. Thank you Carolyn

  2. Jonny says:

    Good news. I spoke to a lady from the National Archive of Ireland at the ‘Who Do You Think You Are Live Show’ at London Olympia on Saturday. She told me that the 1911 Census for Cork is due to go online this month; i.e. March 2009.

    Let’s hope it does!

  3. Colin O'Callaghan says:

    I’ve heard recently that the 1911 Census for Cork is now online. I’ve tried to get results for North Cork and the system seems to only give details for Cork City. Does the word “Cork” mean only Cork City? Please explain.

  4. mjordan says:

    Hi Colin,

    Cork could be entered in the box for county. In the D.E.D. box, entering Cork would bring up the various urban areas of Cork City, from the search. For North Cork, you could “browse by place” (look to the right hand side of the webpage) and then choose which District Electoral Division (D.E.D.) you want.

    Each D.E.D. is divided into townlands.
    What might be easier is to search by townland if you know the townland you are interested in.

    I hope this helps,

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