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Irish Census

by Christine L Hayes - 1 Comment(s)

Hello all you genealogy buffs,

In partnership with Library and Archives Canada, The National Archives of Ireland is digitizing the 1911 and 1901 census returns for Ireland. The first bit is now available at the National Archives of Ireland

It is only for Dublin city so far, but if you click on "Future Plans" you can see in what order the other counties will be done. 1911 will be done first, then 1901. These are the only two censuses available for Ireland as earlier records were pulped or destroyed during the civil war (and the war itself prevented the taking of a census in 1921) Anyhoo, this is a big deal and not just because Library and Archives Canada is involved (although that, too, is a big deal). The site also includes photos and essays about the history of Dublin so it is valuable not just for genealogists, but for all kinds of historians. Have a look and let us know what you think!


by Christine L Hayes - 0 Comment(s)

Welcome to the Community Heritage and Family History blog section of Calgary Public Library's website!

Calgary Public Library's Community Heritage and Family History collection is a treasure trove of historical research material for anyone interested in our Western history and roots. On the 4th Floor of the Central Library lives this remarkable collection of books, pamphlets, magazines, DVDs, maps, and more on Calgary and Alberta history. In addition, our visual heritage is available online, through our digital postcard and photograph collections, for you to explore.

We are very excited about the launch of this blog and using it as a means of sharing with you some of the interesting, quirky, and fascinating items of historical and genealogical interest from these wonderful collections. We also look forward to your comments, feedback, and suggestions.

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Thanks for joining us, have fun exploring and we look forward to hearing from you!