Ireland Census, 1851 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Ireland Census, 1851
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Most of the 1851 census records for Ireland were destroyed after the Irish Civil War bombing on 30 June 1922, when a massive explosion and fire demolished the building and the other records. However, surviving are some records for County Antrim for the 1851 Ireland census.
These census records may contain names, ages, occupations, relationships to the head of household, marriage dates, education/literacy, absent family members, family members who died, and other information. The census is arranged by town, civil parish, barony, and county. (A barony is an administrative division of a county).
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these census records:
- Family Members’ Names
- Family Members’ Ages
- Relationships to Head of Household
- Marital Status and Date
- Educational or Literacy Status
- Occupation of Head of Household
- Residence County or Township
- Country of Birth
- Death of Family Members since Previous Census
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person you are looking for
- The approximate location of residence
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select County
- Select Parish
- Select Townland to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog Ireland Census, 1851. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
- Use the name of the head of household and spouse to find a marriage record
- Try to find the family or individuals in other census records
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Ireland.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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