"Census Returns" for Co. Londonderry
Great Britain, where detailed Census Enumerators'
Returns are available from 1841, virtually none exist
for Ireland before 1901. However, in county Londonderry
we have a unique source which, although not a "proper
census", contains data that are useful to Family
and Local Historians. I was introduced to the 1831
" Census Returns" in 1967 - read
more in this Background Paper.
"Census Returns" Database for Co. Londonderry.
access my revised 1831 "Census" Database
for the entire County of Londonderry - click on
the links in the table below. If you are not familiar
with databases you might find Notes
on the 1831 "Census Returns" Database useful.
Excel database is primarily sorted by Barony,
Parish and Townland. The names of each head of household
within each townland are sorted by House Nos. - not
alphabetically - as they were in my earlier databases.
For those of you who do not have access to Excel I
have included two PDF files. PDF1 is
a duplicate of the Excel file and PDF2 provides
an index of names sorted by Standardised Surname,
Barony, Parish & Townland. Unfortunately, any
search of a PDF copy of a database is more limited.
with 1831 "Census Returns" at Townland and
1967/68 I have studied many Localities within the
County - probably around twenty Townlands in Rural
Areas and a number of Streets in Derry/Londonderry,
Coleraine, Limavady and Magherafelt. These Locality
Studies have also generated associated Studies of
order to highlight the important role that the 1831
"Census Returns" often play in a Locality
Study or a Family History Study, I have selected the
Townland of Gorteade - Church Street in the Town of
Coleraine - and William Street in the City of Londonderry.
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