Tuesday, 3 June 2014

1901 Irish townlands index online

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has launched a 1901 index to townlands, the smallest administrative unit in Ireland, in a database format. The work has been compiled by Australian historian Perry McIntyre and genealogist Terry Eakin over a two years period. From the press release:

The new database can be used to either locate a particular townland and the various land divisions it forms part of, or to identify the names of all townlands which fall into a given District Electoral Division or Civil Parish.

Helpful hyperlinks in the 'Search Hints & Tips' section also allow researchers to identify the locality on a set of maps dating from 1935 which denote the various land division boundaries. In addition, Ordnance Survey Map numbers are noted.

The full release is at http://www.irishancestors.ie/?p=5709 - to access the database directly, visit http://www.irishancestors.ie/search/townlands/index.php.

(With thanks to Steven Smyrl)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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