Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Free access to 1851 County Antrim census remnants

The subscription based Emerald Ancestors has added a transcript of 25,000 names to its databases of names recorded in the 1851 census for County Antrim which has partially survived.

From the site's news announcement:

The database includes the name, age, marital status, occupation and relationship to the head of household for all residents recorded within the house. Also noted are family members who had died since the last census return in 1841, along with cause of death and approximate date.

The returns available cover complete listings of households in the parishes of Aghalee, Ballinderry, Carncastle, Dunaghy, Grange of Killyglen, Kilwaughter & Larne. Some Townlands in the parishes of Aghagallon, Ahoghill, Killead, Newtowncrommelin, Rasharkin & Tickmacreevin are also included.

Townlands covered are:- Aghacarnan, Aghadavy, Aghalee, Aghalee Village, Aghanamoney, Aghanliss, Ardmore, Artnacrea, Aughnamullan, Ballinderry, Ballyboggy, Ballyclan, Ballycregagh, Ballyedward, Ballygally, Ballygawn Ballycoos, Ballygilbert, Ballyginniff, Ballyhackett, Ballyhampton, Ballyhill Lower, Ballyhill Upper, Ballykeel, Ballykelly, Ballykennedy, Ballylacky, Ballymacilhoyle, Ballymaclose, Ballymacmary, Ballymacrevan, Ballymather Lower, Ballymather Upper, Ballymullock, Ballynadrentagh, Ballynageeragh, Ballynaghten, Ballynanaghten, Ballyquillan, Ballyreagh, Ballyrobin, Ballyruther, Ballyscolly, Ballysculty, Ballytober, Ballytweedy, Ballywillan, Boltnaconnell, Boydstown, Brackenhill, British, Capanagh, Caragan, Carmavy, Carnaghliss, Carnbeg, Carncastle, Carnfunnock, Carnmore, Carrowcowan, Cloughgaldenagh, Cluntirriff, Corkermain, Craigdunloof, Craigfad, Craigfadock, Craiginorne, Craigs, Crew Park, Demesne, Derrykillultagh, Donbought, Drains, Drainsbog, Droagh, Dromain, Drumagrove, Drumanduff, Drumnadonaghy, Drumnagreagh, Dungonnell, Eglish, Evishcrow, Farnacushog, Garryduff, Glebe, Glenleslie, Gortrany, Inchamp, Irish Armberbawn, Kilcreeny, Killough, Killyglen, Killyree, Kinflea, Legagrane, Legatirriff, Linford, Lisnahay North, Lisnahay South, Lisnamanny, Loughduff, Loughrelisk, Lower Tullaketagh, Lurgansemanus, Lurganteneil, Lurgill, Magheraboy, Minnis North, Minnis South, Moneycrumog, Montiaghs, Moygarriff, Muneyduff, Old Mills Ballygally, Poobles, Portmore, Rosedermot, Saint Cumming, Sallagh, Solar, Tamnyvane, Templecormac, Tiftarney, Tiscallen, Tullaghbane, Tullyballydonnell, Tullynewey, Upper Tullaketagh.

HOWEVER...!!! Great as it is to see this included in the Emerald Ancestors subscription, it is worth knowing that much (if not all) of this information is also freely available on the Irish Genealogy on the Net website at www.irishgenealogy.net/cp/phpbb3/viewforum.php?f=34&sid=5149434fc7eefeec46e6aed783c9e7d5

Additional surviving Irish 1841 and 1851 census entry transcriptions, used to support pensions applications mainly from 1915-22, are available via www.ancestry.co.uk and www.ireland-genealogy.com. The names of 59,000 heads of households for Dublin from the same census are also available via FindmyPast Ireland - see www.findmypast.ie/content/index-to-the-dublin-city-census-1851

Sadly, although I was born in Larne, none of my family was there in 1851! But a great resource nonetheless.

(Emerald Ancestors story spotted by the BI-Gen blog)


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