Author Archives: Shane

Browse 1901-1911 Census Images

I’ve updated the Census Image browse tool using some elements of the code used for the recent BMD image tool. To use – navigate to a starting page on the Census Returns using the usual search or browse, and select … Continue reading

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Browse GRO Ireland BMD Images

Sharing a tool I use to browse images of the Civil Birth, Marriage and Death registers on the IrishGenealogy website. The tool adds a selection of next / previous links to make it easier to move backwards and forwards through … Continue reading

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Census Placename Errors

There are a number of errors relating to place-names on the 1901/1911 Census returns of Ireland, examples of the various types discovered during analysis are listed below. These should be kept in mind when searching the census by place-name. In … Continue reading

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Description of the town of Bray – 1822

From ‘Guide to the County of Wicklow’ by Rev. G.N. Wright Published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row (London) 1822 The town of Bray is situated upon a river of same name, the boundary of the county Wicklow, ten miles from … Continue reading

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Description of the Scalp – 1822

From ‘Guide to the County of Wicklow’ by Rev. G.N. Wright Published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row (London) 1822           Two miles from Enniskerry, on the Dublin road, and in the county of Dublin, which … Continue reading

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