On October 20 I announced on teh Jewish Gen Discussion Group that the 1911 and 1901 Ireland Censuses were already digitized and available on-line at no charge. The Library and Archives Canada announced that its partner, the National Archives of Ireland, has launched thenext important phase of an online census research tool for the Irish counties ofAntrim, Kerry, and Down for 1911. The census records for all counties for 1911 andfor 1901 will be made available online throughout 2009.
To visit the Irish CensusOnline and the virtual exhibition on life in Ireland in 1911, please, go to:www.census.nationalarchives.ie (in English only). While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came from Ireland, remember some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United States. Therefore it is worth checking the database.
Thank you to Gordon Watts of Census Canada for announcing this update.
Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee