Irish Genealogy News
The National Archives of Ireland's collections of 19th-century census fragments and census search forms will be uploaded to the NAI's free Genealogy website on Monday 28 April. They will be added to the databases of FindMyPast [pay] and FamilySearch [free] at the same time. ..
The 19th-century census fragments are the surviving parts of the diennial censuses taken 1821 to 1851. ..
The Census Search Forms were the documents completed by those wishing to 'prove' their age to support an application for a state pension, following its introduction in 1908. A search was made of the paper returns for the 1841 and 1851 censuses (which had not been destroyed at this time) to see if the applicant could be identified.