Wednesday, 22 April 2009

1901 census for Armagh at IFHF

Part of the 1901 census for Armagh has been made available at the Irish Family History Foundation website, offering transcriptions of some 20,000 records for the cost of 5 Euros per entry. The rest will be added once transcribed and added to the database. To access the records visit It should be noted that the site already hosts the surviving transcriptions from the 1821 census for Armagh also.

The 1901 records will be made available in due course for free by the National Archives of Ireland, as part of its programme to digitise both the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Although four counties for 1911 have been uploaded, it sadly seems as if the project has once again fallen behind schedule, with the latest batch of counties due to go online in March still waiting to arrive. As such, the claim that everything will be online by mid-2009 seems woefully optimistic, but never say never!

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