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Ireland
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Location of Ireland
Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1831
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National Archives of Ireland


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Most of the 1831 census records for Ireland were destroyed after the Irish Civil War bombing on 30 June 1922, when a massive explosion and fire demolished the building and the other records. However, surviving are some records for County Londonderry (sometimes called Derry) for the 1831 Ireland census.

The 1831 Ireland Census is arranged by town, civil parish, barony, and county. (A barony is an administrative division of a county).

This census contains names, ages, and locations.

This collection was originally captured by the National Archives of Ireland, and the index was created by findmypast.com.


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ireland Census, 1831.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these census records:

  • Family Members’ Names
  • Family Members’ Ages
  • Relationships to Head of Household
  • Marital Status and Date
  • Educational or Literacy Status
  • Occupation of Head of Household
  • Residence County or Township
  • Country of Birth
  • Religion
  • Death of Family Members since Previous Census

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • Approximate location of residence

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Townland to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age to calculate a birth dates for family members
  • Use the name of the head of household and spouse to find a marriage record
  • Try to find the family or individuals in other census records
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Ireland.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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