This collection includes records of surviving census fragments for Ireland for the years 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851. In 1922, a fire in the Public Record Office in Ireland was responsible for destroying most of the census taken prior to 1901. Fragments of census from 1821-1851 survived and are available to view and search however, only very specific localities are available for each year.
Census fragments are available for Antrim, 1851; Belfast city (one ward only), 1851; Cavan, 1821 and 1841; Cork, 1841; Dublin city (index to heads of household only), 1851; Fermanagh, 1821, 1841 and 1851; Galway, 1813 (numerical returns for Longford barony) and 1821; King’s County (Offaly), 1821; Londonderry (Derry), 1831 – 34; Meath, 1821; Waterford, 1841.
The 1841 and 1851 censuses also include family members who died since 1831/1841.
Details available vary but users may find:
- Birth Place
- Relationship to Head of House
- Marital Status
- Approx Birth Year
September 2021: Changes were made to improve the performance of this collection. No new records were added.