Genealogists and family historians all over will be delighted to hear that the 1901 census of Ireland (31 March 1901) has been online for some two weeks now. There are only two complete censuses relating to Ireland: those conducted in 1901 and 1911. The 1911 census went online just under a year ago, and contains slightly more information about each individual, but the 1901 census includes the following:
- Name and surname
- Relation to head of family
- Religious profession
- Rank, profession or occupation
- Marital status
- Where born
- Irish Language
- Specified illnesses
The census is hosted on the nationalarchives.ie website, and you can navigate the Census in two ways:
- Using the Search facility on the site, or by
- Browsing Millsteet’s District Electoral Divisions of the time (map below): Coomlogane, Drishane, Keale, Caherbarnagh, Cullen, Derragh, Crinnaloo, Rathcool, Skagh, Kilcorney (listed as Kilcarney), Doonasleen, Knocknagree, while half of Dromtarriffe Parish is in the Kanturk area in the form of Rosnalea, and Coolclough.
Note: The town of Millstreet is split down the middle (at the bridge) by Coomlogane and Drishane DED’s.