Incomplete censuses were done prior to the 19th century (refer to William
Petty's Book of survey)
With Irish Parliment Acts, censuses were taken starting in 1813, then in
1821 and every ten years thereafter
but were largely destroyed, save the fragments, in the Four Courts fire,
Dublin 1921. The 1901 and 1911 Census were housed separately in the General
Registrars Office, and survive in their entirety. Census records for 1881 and
1891 were pulped during WW 1 due to the paper shortage.
More details about the Census and availability can be read the PRONI
For a list of databases at the National Archives
1901 and 1911 Census digitisation project
Here are a few resources for 1901 Co. Antrim and additional census records
and census substitutes.
Years ago, my cousin had sent me the 1851 Census Fragments for Co. Antrim
It is available today free online (from many sources) to anyone with access
to the inter net:
On the free pages of _www.UlsterAncestry.com_ (http://www.UlsterAncestry.com
On Rootsweb page
For all counties Census Finder directory on
includes *1901 Belfast, and census substitutes such as 1861 Griffith's
Valuation for Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
*From Ireland Dr. Jane Lyons:
To find FHL (Family History Library) film numbers for subject of interest
(census, sickness & mortality, etc.) visit _www.familysearch.org_
) Click LIBRARY tab > FHL CATALOG > SEARCH
There are also commercial web sites, CDs and books but always good to check
the free sources first.
Hope this helps as at least a "starter"
From: "cathy bourassa" <cathy_bourassa(a)hotmail.com> To:
kencox(a)oink.co.uk, fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 03:36:06 +0000
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD 1901 census
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Do you still have access to the 1901 census?
If you do does it cover co Antrim?
Looking for surname Brickley
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