Column: Census Returns for Ireland

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Census Returns for Ireland

Snippet: March is the month of green: spring grass, shamrocks and leprechaun hats. It’s the time to drink odd-coloured beer, listen to The Irish Rovers and appreciate the Irish influences in Canada. For many it’s a time to rediscover their Irish roots and look for information on ancestors living in the home country.

The 1901 and 1911 Ireland Census can help do that. They’re available online for free.

National Archives of Ireland holds the household returns and ancillary records for the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland. The online database is the result of a research partnership between the archives and Library and Archives Canada.


. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

3 thoughts on “Column: Census Returns for Ireland

  1. Pingback: Column: The Shamrock and the Maple Leaf « Roots to the Past

  2. Hi, Diane:
    Noticed your posts recently…. Are you including Nfld ?.. I am from just west of St . John’s..
    Some cousins and I spent some time researching, mainly Nugents, from near, and in St. John’s.
    The house I grew up in was occupied by my ancestors at least back to 1834…

    Much of our research is on NL-…….

    Aiden Nugent…..

    • Hello, Aiden,
      Yes, I talk about Newfoundland, too. I’ve written a few posts specifically for the island. If you enter “Newfoundland” in the search engine, you’ll find the ones on Rose Blanche, the Newfoundland book and others.

      My Roots to the Past column appears each Thursday in The Western Star.

      My mother was born and raised in the Burin area, so I have done a lot of research on the island.

      Thanks for visiting.

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