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Making Sense of Census

I believe most people are aware that the 1901 & 1911 census records are available online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ …… and in my November 2016 blog, I discussed the burning of many of our records at a fire in the Four Courts in Dublin during the the Irish civil war (1922-1923). Continue Reading

Fire at the Public Records Office

One of the most common questions asked about Irish genealogy is ….. ‘all the irish records were burnt in the Four Courts during the Civil War in 1922’ so it’s impossible to trace our ancestors. This is not true… For example, the 1901 and 1911 census records are available online Continue Reading