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Posted 06.12.12

Census Substitute Records for Co. Armagh Added

The Irish Family History Foundation's Online Research Service (ORS) are pleased to announce the availability of 41,090 new Census Substitute records from Armagh Ancestry for Co. Armagh.

Quite often the only realistic strategy in tracing ancestors beyond church registers is to examine surviving census returns and census substitutes, often compiled by civil parish, for any references to a surname or given name of interest.

This database contains an index to people recorded in fourteen such sources, dating from 1611 to 1855. These sources usually only name heads of household; each source returns the name of head of household, year, civil parish address, and, in most cases, townland (or street/town) address. The Flax Growers Lists of 1796 plus some of the 1740 and 1766 returns don't record townland addresses. The sources are:

  • Muster Rolls of 1611
  • Armagh Rent Rolls of 1620
  • Hearth Money Rolls of 1666
  • Drumcree Rents of 1737
  • Protestant Householders of 1740
  • Signatories for 1st Markethill Presbyterian Church of 1763
  • Religious Census of 1766
  • Census of Heads of Households for Creggan parish of 1766
  • Armagh City Census of 1770
  • County Armagh Flax Growers List of 1796
  • Forkhill Cess Lists of 1820
  • County Armagh Tithe Applotments of 1823-37
  • Census of Newtownhamilton 2nd Presbyterian Church of 1826
  • Emigrants from Derrynoose Parish 1840-1855

By logging directly into the Armagh Centre site you can choose a 'Source' from the search screen to narrow your search.

Just go to the following site and login using your existing IFHF login details.

See the Armagh Sources List for full details.

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