Monday, June 07, 2010

1901 Census On-line

The National Archives has released the digitized version of the 1901 Census. At my Age Action class last Friday, one of my two students spent almost all his time looking up his parents and grandparents - he was fascinated to see his grandfather's signature on the 1911 census return form. 

First for me to search in the 1901 census were my paternal great-grandparents - Thomas and Bridget Hurley. They were easy to find as I also had their details for the 1911 Census - they lived in Newmarket, Co Cork. My Grandmother, Kathleen Hurley, was born in 1903 and is of course not listed in the 1901 census. My grand uncles Charlie, Tim, and Pat, as well as my grand aunt Hannah (Sr Bridget) are listed - a section of the return is shown to the right.

I have not found my other paternal great grandparents - Joseph O'Loughlin and his family. They are listed in the 1911 census as living in Barnacurra, but not so in the 1901 version. I need to do a bit more searching. I have had no luck at all tracking down my maternal grandparents and great grandparents in either the 1901 or 1911 census.

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