Data Available on Library Computers

MANCHESTER & LANCASHIRE FHS

Data Available on Library Computers
(This data can only be accessed by visiting the library)

 

The following information sources are available on each of the library Personal Computers. The data is divided into two categories. Some data is installed on the computers and can be run immediately. The other data is contained on CDROM discs which must be obtained from, and returned to the bookshop counter. To clarify this further, the icons to open each of the sources have been grouped into two separate windows on each PC according to whether or not a CDROM is required.

 

Some sources requiring a CDROM do not have an icon on the PC. These sources should open automatically when the CDROM is inserted into the drive. These are annotated “AutoRun” in the descriptions below.

 

When inserting a CDROM, if the PC has two CDROM drives, use only the UPPER one. Insert the CDROM BEFORE clicking on the associated icon.

 

In a number of cases, annotations in italics indicate possible further lines of research either in the library or elsewhere.

 

Data on the PCs - No CDROM Required

 

Library Catalogue

The library catalogue can be searched to list books and fiche which contain a chosen keyword (or words) either in the title or in a list of keywords entered during cataloguing. The index will provide a shelf reference to locate the publication (fiche are all obtained from the library desk). The selected entries can be printed. It is recommended that you do not enter a long search phrase since this may exclude relevant entries where the title differs subtly from the expression you enter.

 

Bookshop Catalogue and Index

This is the same index as appears on the Society’s web pages on the internet. It has a useful subject index which will allow you to identify publications which may be of interest. Clicking on the name of any publication which appears in the index will lead you to its catalogue entry with details of price and sometimes a little information about the publication. Contains more than is on display in the shop - if you don’t see it ask at the counter. The local version may be slightly out of date - for the latest version refer to the society web pages.

 

Members' Interests

This database contains all interests published in the "yellow book" in 1994 and in subsequent supplements to the Manchester Genealogist. Searches can be made for members researching specific surnames or in specific places. The name and address of the submitter can be displayed provided they are still members of the Society. There is currently no facility to print entries. A book and two sets of microfiche can be purchased from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept.

 

Members’ Interests 2002

This lists members’ interests submitted during 2002 and published on CDROM. Copies of the CDROM can be purchased from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept. The information is contained in an Adobe Acrobat file. Interests are listed alphabetically by surname with the membership number of the submitting member. Addresses of submitting members are listed separately in membership number order.

 

Census Indexes and Transcripts

 

1891 Census for Manchester - Index

Produced by the society and published on CDROM available from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept. Covers the districts of Ancoats, Central and St. George. Adobe Acrobat format. Lists over 140,000 persons in surname/forename order with RG12 piece and folio numbers.

 

Note the RG12 piece and folio numbers. The original images can be viewed either on microfiche in the library or on the S&N 1891 Census CDROMs (see below).

 

1891 Census for Salford - Index

Produced by the society and published on CDROM available from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept. Covers the districts of Regent Road, Greengate, Broughton and Pendleton. Adobe Acrobat format. Lists over 200,000 persons in surname/forename order with RG12 piece and folio numbers.

 

Note the RG12 piece and folio numbers. The original images can be viewed either on microfiche in the library or on the S&N 1891 Census CDROMs (see below).

 

1891 Census for Bolton - Index

Produced by the society and published on CDROM available from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept. Covers Bolton and surrounding townships of Farnworth, Halliwell, Hulton, Horwich, Tonge, Turton, Edgworth, Sharples and Lever. Adobe Acrobat format. Lists over 200,000 persons in surname/forename order with RG12 piece and folio numbers.

 

Note the RG12 piece and folio numbers. The original images can be viewed either on microfiche in the library or on the S&N 1891 Census CDROMs (see below).

 

1881 Census Index and Transcript (Use LDS Viewer Icon)

The FFHS/LDS index and transcript to the 1881 census returns can be searched for specific surnames and forenames. Census entries and abstracts from the index may be printed. There are detailed instructions on using the database in the Computer Instructions folder.

 

The information on the database is a transcription of the original returns. You are strongly advised to note the RG12 piece and folio numbers and consult the microfilmed original returns. Those for the Manchester area are available in the library.

 

1851 Census Index (Books)

The surname indexes to the 1851 census returns published in Volumes 1-20 of the Society's index series can be searched for specific surnames and the piece and folio numbers on which they appear listed. The listing can be printed. The individual books can be purchased from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept.

 

Note the HO107 piece and folio numbers for the surname you are interested in and then find the original entry on the microfilms in the library.

 

1851 Unfilmed Census Index

The surname indexes to the 1851 census returns which were water damaged and which the Society has transcribed can be searched for specific surnames or specific street names and the piece and folio numbers on which they appear listed. The indexes can be printed. The indexes and transcripts can be purchased on microfiche from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept.

 

Note the district name and the frame numbers for the name you are interested in and then ask for the appropriate microfiche in the library. Note, the microfiche are a transcription of the legible parts. The original returns are not available to researchers. This is the only way to access this data.

 

Scots in England & Wales in 1851

Full transcription of census returns covering some 13,000 Scottish-born people in the 1851 census. Several counties represented. Copies can be purchased from the Bookshop/mail Order Dept.

 

Note the HO107 piece and folio numbers for the surname you are interested in. For households in the Manchester area you can find the original entry on the microfilms in the library. For other areas you will have to look in the appropriate local record office.

 

Irish in Manchester in 1861

A transcript of full details of Irish-born persons found in the 1861 census for Ancoats, Ardwick, Beswick, Bradford, Cheetham, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Deansgate, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Gorton, Levenshulme, Newton, Openshaw and Withington. Adobe Acrobat format. Data as published on CDROM and available for purchase from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept.

 

Note the RG9 piece and folio numbers for the person you are interested in. The original returns are available on 16mm microfilm in the library. These will show the full household.

 

Miscellaneous

 

LDS UK Vital Records Index

This index to some 5 million births, baptisms and marriages can be searched for specific surnames and forenames. It is NOT possible to print entries.

 

From the information on the CD, you should be able to obtain a birth, marriage or death certificate for an event in England and Wales from the Office of National Statistics or the local Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages. Some of the information relates to other administrations and the appropriate Registration office should be consulted. We do not have any further information on the entries.

 

LDS Mormon Immigrants Index

This index is essentially an indexed collection of ships' passenger lists for vessels involved in transporting Mormon emigrants to America. These include details of sailing dates and ports but little information about individuals beyond ages. There are transcripts of accounts of many of the voyages and personal memoirs which contain personal information. It is NOT possible to print entries.

 

This is a LDS source and we have no further data.

 

Oldham Burials

The database of burials in the Oldham area (which forms part of the National Burial Index project) can be searched for entries matching specific surnames, forenames or both and matching entries displayed. The listing can be printed. The listings can be purchased on microfiche from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept.

 

The entries are full transcripts of the registers and we hold no more details. You are strongly recommended to confirm the details by consulting the original registers in the Oldham Local Studies Library or Manchester Central Library.

 

Manchester Crematorium Memorials 1892-c1940

Transcriptions of several thousand memorials with full name index. Adobe Acrobat format. The original registers for this period were destroyed in the Blitz of 1940 so memorials are one of the few records of those cremated. This data can be purchased on CDROM from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept.

 

A memorial may enable you to find a death notice in a local newspaper (Manchester Central Library Local Studies Unit has many newspapers on microfilm). You should also be able to obtain a death certificate from the local registrar (in most cases this will be the Manchester Registrar but many earlier deceased persons died some distance away). Many of those named would be alive at the time of one or more of the censuses (see above). A number of transcribed newspaper announcements are available in the library.

 

Prestwich Marriages 1754-1800

A database providing full details of the 7388 marriages during this period extracted from the original registers of Prestwich parish church. Simple search facility allows listing by surname and (optionally) forename of brides and grooms. It is not currently possible to print from this database.

 

Nottinghamshire Marriage Index

A database of about a third of a million marriages from the 16th century to circa 1900 compiled by the Nottinghamshire FHS. Lists names of bride & groom, date and place of marriage. Simple search facility allows listing by surname and (optionally) forename of brides and grooms. It is not currently possible to print from this database.

 

We are not able to supply further information, except, possibly, we may have some relevant register transcripts in printed or microfiche format. Users should pursue further information either in the appropriate local record office or, for post-1837 marriages, with the appropriate Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

 

Index of Occupations

This is an Adobe Acrobat file based on a document produced to assist census analysts in allocating occupational names to the correct trades for analysis. It consists of two parts. An alphabetical index of occupation names provides a classification number for the trade concerned. A trade index arranged by classification number lists each occupation and provides a brief description of the work which it involves. You can print sections of either index but since these are images rather than text, printing is slow.

 

Ireland’s Royal Garrison Artillery

Names of soldiers serving in the RGA for whom militia attestations can be viewed at the Public Record Office with birthplaces with PRO references. These are arranged by county and cover a variety of dates between 1872 and 1915. Adobe Acrobat format.

The Deserter Index

Names, ages, birthplaces and regiments of some 36,000 soldiers listed as deserters from the British Army, Royal Marines and Honourable East India Company’s forces in the Police Gazette between 1828 and 1840. Adobe Acrobat format. Copies may be purchased on CDROM from the Bookshop/mail order department.

 

We hold the microfilms of the Police Gazettes covered by this index. These contain additional information about the individuals in the index. Consult the Library desk.

 

Manchester City Battalions Book of Honour

Scanned version of the platoon lists and photographs for the 16-23 Battalions in 1916 with a full name index.Adobe Acrobat Format. Pages can be printed. Copies can be purchased from the Bookshop/mail Order Dept.

 

Further information concerning soldiers who served in the Manchester Regiment may be obtained at the Museum of the Manchesters in Ashton-under-Lyne.

 

Crimea War Medal Roll 1854-1855

Scanned copy of the 6984 pages of the manuscript medal rolls in PRO WO100/22-34 presented in Adobe Acrobat format. These rolls are organised and bookmarked by regiment and there is no name index so searchers will need to have some idea of the regiment in which an ancestor served. Information is limited to the name and rank of each soldier and the medal and any clasps awarded.

 

Further information on any soldier listed may be found in the records in Class  WO at the PRO, Kew.

 

Bereavement Services Index

Lists cemeteries and crematoria throughout the UK with addresses and contact details and year of opening for each. Additional details may be provided for some. Organised by county and navigated by a process similar to Adobe Acrobat bookmarks.

 

Data on CDROM

 

Registers and Register Finding Aids

 

Current Publications on Microfiche by Member Societies

Single CD listing material published by member societies of the Federation of Family History Societies and available for purchase. Most of this material is not sold by our own bookshop and must be ordered from the society concerned. Contains census indexes, parish registers, monumental inscriptions and other material. Adobe acrobat format. (Please note this CD is currently missing)

 

National Burial Index for England & Wales

Two CDs containing details of some 5 million burials. Details include name, burial date and place and age. Coverage very patchy. No data for several counties but excellent for Yorkshire. Copies can be purchased from the Bookshop/mail Order Dept.

 

These are index entries only. The original registers are likely to contain more information. These may be consulted at the appropriate record office. See Phillimore’s Atlas & Index of Parish Registers, volumes of the National Index of Parish Registers or an appropriate record office catalogue for location of records.

 

Cheshire Marriages (Bertam Merrell Marriage Index)

An index to marriages in Cheshire parishes between 1700 and 1837. Can be searched by name and a list of matching entries printed.

 

This is an index only. The original registers should be consulted. These will mostly be deposited at the Cheshire Record Office but details of deposits can be found in Phillimore’s Atlas and Index of Parish Registers..

 

Buried in Cheshire?

An index to names appearing on the microfiche of Monumental Inscriptions published by the FHS of Cheshire. Includes full name, date of burial and location of MI. Adobe Acrobat format.

 

The microfiche to which this index refers can be purchased from the FHS of Cheshire. Some may be held in the library. See the library catalogue.

 

Gloucestershire Parish Registers

Set of 17 CDs containing scanned images of the Phillimore parish register transcripts. A list of the 118 parishes covered and which CD each is on is at the end of this listing.

 

These are Transcripts only. You are strongly recommended to examine the original registers. These may be consulted at the appropriate record office. See Phillimore’s Atlas & Index of Parish Registers

 

Little Lever Congregational Church MIs and Grave Registers

Published by the Bolton Branch and available for purchase from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept. Indexed transcriptions from these two burial sources.

 

Norfolk Marriages 1801-1837

An index to marriages at a large number of Norfolk churches. Indexed separately by names of brides and grooms. Adobe Acrobat format.

 

This is an index only listing the names of the parties married, the date of the marriage and the church where it took place. Although these marriages pre-date civil registration, some additional detail should be found in the original register entry. We may have a few relevant register transcripts in the library in books and on microfiche.

 

Census Indexes and Transcripts

 

1841 Census of Lancashire

Scanned images of the original enumeration books for this census. There is no name index but a street and placename index is included.

 

Legibility can be variable. For Manchester and Salford, copies of the films are held in the library and may possibly prove more legible. There is a street name index in the library for Manchester and Salford streets. Although there is no general name index, some name indexes are held in the library in book and microfiche formats.

 

LDS 1851 3-County Index and Transcript

This index, produced as a pilot for the 1881 index project, provides searchable transcripts of the returns for Devon, Warwickshire and Norfolk. Entries may be printed.

 

The information on the database is a transcription of the original returns. You are strongly advised to note the RG12 piece and folio numbers and consult the microfilmed original returns. These can be found in appropriate record offices.

 

FHS of Cheshire 1851 Census

Set of CDs with scanned images and a surname index for Most of Cheshire. Pages can be printed though some have been scanned two to a page and printouts are too small to be reliably read. Adobe Acrobat format. These should run automatically when inserted in the CD Drive.

 

Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS Index to 1851 Census of Liverpool (AutoRun)

Partial transcription for pieces HO107/2176-2193 as covered by the 60 printed volumes published by the Society. Includes Name, Age, Occupation, Birthplace, Piece and Folio. Pages can be printed. Adobe Acrobat Format.

 

The information on the database is an index to the original returns. Note the HO107 piece and folio references and consult the microfilmed original returns at Liverpool Archives or Lancashire Record Office, Preston.

 

Gloucester and South Warwickshire 1851 census

522,000 “as enumerated” records compiled by Gordon Beavington in Canada. Read using Microsoft WORD.

 

The information on the database is a transcription of the original returns. You are strongly advised to note the HO107 piece and folio numbers and consult the microfilmed original returns.

 

1871 census for Lancashire (S&N)

Set of CDs with images of the original enumeration. Includes a street index but no name index. A few relevant indexes may be held in the library in books or on fiche but none for Manchester or Salford. Excellent if you have an address! Enumeration pages can be printed.

 

You may be able to find an address to search on a birth, marriage or death certificate issued around 1871. Trade directories also may provide addresses for professional people and artisans.

 

1891 census for London (S&N)

Set of 38 CDs with images of the original enumeration. Includes a street index but no name index. Excellent if you have an address! Enumeration pages can be printed.

 

You may be able to find an address to search on a birth, marriage or death certificate issued around 1891. Trade directories also may provide addresses for professional people and artisans. We do not, however, hold any relevant directories.

 

1891 Census of Lancashire (S&N)

38CDs with images of the original enumeration books. Includes a street index but no name index. These CDs may be transferred to Hard Disk in the future.

 

Surname/Forename indexes for the Manchester, Salford, Prestwich, Chorlton & Bolton areas are being prepared. There are some name indexes for parts of Lancashire in the library in book and microfiche format. For other areas, see the notes under the London 1891 census above.

 

1891 Census of Yorkshire (S&N)

31CDs with images of the original enumeration books. Includes a street index but no name index.

 

See under London 1891 census for notes on finding individuals. There are some name indexes for parts of Lancashire in the library in book and microfiche format.

 

1880 Census of the United States

Published by the LDS on some 50 CDs. This can only be run on one specific PC. Speak to the bookshop assistant. Similar to the UK 1881 census transcript with full name index and transcription of all enumeration data.

 

Although many people wll be identified as born in England, precise birthplaces are not recorded. We cannot provide any more information in these cases.

 

1930 Census of the United States - Montana State

(Donated by Ina Penneyston) Published by Heritage Quest on 2 CDs. Uses a special viewer which is very similar to Adobe Acrobat, there is a small handbook at the counter. These CDs contain images of the original enumeration books and are not indexed.

 

Comments apply as above.

 

Military Records

 

Soldiers Died in the Great War

This CDROM contains the names and personal details of the British soldiers who died in WW1. It can be searched by name, regiment, theatre of war, residence etc. and matching entries listed. Entries may be printed for either an individual or list of soldiers matching the search criteria. A commemorative certificate can be printed for any individual soldier. IMPORTANT! You MUST insert the CDROM before starting the program.

 

If you find a soldier here, consult the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at www.cwgc.org where you should find further details. Check also the GRO indexes to soldiers’ deaths 1914-21 which are available at GMCRO, Marshall Street.

 

National Roll of the Great War - Manchester (AutoRun)

An Adobe Acrobat version consisting of scanned images of this publication. The book lists servicemen from Manchester who served in WW1 and differs from most other sources in that it includes details of those who survived as well as those who perished. It is, however, only very partial. Publication required payment and only a percentage of servicemen are listed. Usefully includes a potted service history and a current address. Pages can be printed.

 

For deceased servicemen, may provide details to locate them in Soldiers Died in the Great War or on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site. Addresses will, in time, be useful finding aids for 1911 and 1921 census.

 

National Roll of the Great War - Salford (AutoRun)

As described above but for men from Salford.

 

National Roll of the Great War - London (AutoRun)

As described above but for men from London.

 

Trafalgar Roll

Copies of several lists connected with the Battle of Trafalgar.

 

Miscellaneous

 

LDS Library Catalogue

This is a CDROM version of the earlier microfiche catalogue of the holdings of the LDS library. It can be searched for reference to personal and place names. It provides the LDS Source Codes for items which enables users to order material at local LDS Family History Centres. Entries may be printed.

 

This is the index of the LDS library holdings. Consult our own catalogue (above) for details of our own holdings.

 

Internet Bookmarks - Lancashire

Provides a catalogue of links to internet sites with information relevant to Lancashire such as record offices, societies, etc.

 

BIG-R 2000

This CDROM contains interests listings collected for publication by the FFHS. (Please note this CD is currently missing)

 

Members’ Interests 2002 - FHS of Cheshire (AutoRun)

List of surnames being researched by members of the FHS of Cheshire with submitting members’ names and addresses. Adobe Acrobat format.

 

Horwich Reflections (AutoRun)

Three books about Horwich presented as Adobe Acrobat files. Includes Jubilee Histories of Horwich Co-op and the Methodist Church and School (both 1852-1912) and extracts from the Diary of James Close (1927-56). Copies may be purchased on CDROM from the Bookshop/mail order department.

 

Indexes to Retours of Services of Heirs 1700-1859

These Scottish legal documents were generated on the death of property owners in Scotland to confirm their legitimate heirs. They can contain considerable amounts of genealogical data. There is no electronic search facility and the scanned pages of the books must be examined for the required entries. Adobe Acrobat Format. Pages (or parts of pages) can be printed but printing of these graphical images is very slow!

 

The Retours were created following the deaths of a land-owner. A search of the Old Parochial Register index fiche in the library may produce a reference to the associated burial. The naming of the heir and sometimes others related to the deceased as well as the identification of the property concerned may lead to the discovery of related baptisms and marriages in the OPR index.

 

Glasgow’s Kirks

Based on the “Historical Directory” compiled by the very Rev. Dr. Andrew Herron in 1986, and supplemented by photographs of some of the churches. Provides an invaluable archive for those interested in Glasgow’s Reformed Churches. Includes dates opened/closed and lists of ministers. Adobe Acrobat Format.

 

Passenger and Immigration Lists 1538-1940

This Family Tree Maker CDROM lists brief details of UK immigrants to America. Details provided are minimal and serve to direct the user to the original source documents which will usually be deposited in the USA. Entries may be printed but the typeface used is very small. IMPORTANT! You MUST insert the CDROM before starting the program.

 

Ten Shillings or Seven Days

The late Stan Worthington's excellent collection of reports of cases in the Salford Magistrates' Courts in 1881 taken from local newspapers. Includes name index. Pages can be printed. Perfect alongside the 1881 census index. Copies can be purchased from the Bookshop/mail Order Dept.

 

The year 1881 was chosen for this indexed collection of newspaper reports because of the availability of the census of that year. Individuals named in the accounts should be recorded in the census returns. See the 1881 census transcript above.

 

Project Reports in Family & Community History

Open University publication on 6 CDs containing scanned dissertations by students on their DA301 course 1994-1999. Comprehensively indexed with sophisticated search program. Uses a proprietary program to read the CDs. There is no list available of the subjects of the papers on the CDs.

 

Crew Lists and Agreements 1863-1913

Adobe Acrobat file listing some 270,000 mariners with full name, age, date and place of birth, name of ship etc. Also contains full crew lists searchable by ship. Can be searched for appearances of a specific personal, place or ship name using the Acrobat “Find” facility.

 

Individuals may be found in the various census returns during the period provided their vessel was in a British port or British waters at the time. Further information may be available from the PRO or the Registrar of Merchant Shipping and Seamen, Cardiff.

 

Maps

Reform Act 1832

Full text of the Act which radically revised parliamentary boundaries and eligability to vote. Includes maps of the new constituencies. This is the earliest set of detailed maps for the UK. Unfortunately the maps cannot be printed. Copies can be purchased from the Bookshop/Mail Order Dept.

 

Ordnance Survey Maps of Lancashire (AutoRun)

Scanned images at very high resolution of the 1400 25 inch maps of the county presented in Adobe Acrobat format. An index page allows the required map to be selected. Sections of any map can be printed at any measure of magnification. Only Disk 1 for the north of the county (north of the Ribble) is currently available, the other two CDROMs are to be provided in future.

 

Ordnance Survey of Cheshire 1904-1910 (AutoRun)

FHS of Cheshire publication which allows viewing and printing of the 25" to the mile maps for the whole county. Adobe Acrobat Format.

 

The Historic Parishes of England

Set of 3 CDs containing Ordnance Survey maps of England overlaid with boundaries of the historic parishes. Sections of maps can be printed. Includes gazetteer. Associated explanatory book with printed gazetteer in Library.

 

Bartholomew’s Map of Manchester Circa 1900 (AutoRun)

Presented as a set of “web pages”, this map covers the central area of the city at a high level of detail but may be difficult to read as contrast is poor. A street index is included.

 

Trade Directories

These directories consist of scanned images of the original publications. All are in Adobe Acrobat format and pages can be printed. They are not searchable electronically but usually include listings of names, trades and streets in alphabetical order. Some are bookmarked to assist in locating entries. The following volumes are held:

South Scotland - Pigot 1825 (AutoRun)

Manchester - Pigot 1829

Manchester - Kelly 1873 (AutoRun)

Bolton - Post Office 1894/5

Manchester - Post Office 1895 (AutoRun)

Manchester, Salford & Suburbs - Slater 1901 (AutoRun)

Prestwich, Eccles, Barton, Patricroft, Stretford and Chorlton-cum-Hardy - Slater 1904

Manchester, Salford & Suburbs - Kelly 1929

 

The value of all of these is that they may provide an address for an ancestor at which they and their family may be located in other records such as the census or electoral registers (particularly post 1918). They will generally list only artisans and professional people. Labourers, for example, are unlikely to be found.

 

Lancashire Directories and Other Books (AutoRun)

Contains several directories, maps and other publications for various places in the county. See the associated leaflet for full list. All the documents are in Adobe Acrobat format but a proprietary program is used to navigate between them.

 

Sources for Irish Research

Index to Griffith's Valuation of Ireland 1848-1864

This Family Tree Maker CDROM lists entries in the valuation books. Searches may be made for specific names in the whole of the valuation (unlike the fiche which require each county to be searched separately) but it is recommended that entries are subsequently located on the fiche which provide more information. Entries may be printed but the typeface used is very small. IMPORTANT! You MUST insert the CDROM before starting the program.

 

The index is a convenient way of searching the whole of Ireland for an individual but the CD does not contain the full valuation details which can be found on microfiche in the library. Note the details from the index and then look for the valuation details in the appropriate county microfiche. You will have to use the microfiche county name index to locate the relevant entry.

 

Tithe Aplotment Books 1823-1838

This Family Tree Maker CDROM lists entries in the Aplotment Books for Counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone. Entries may be printed but the typeface used is very small. IMPORTANT! You MUST insert the CDROM before starting the program.

1851 Dublin City Census

Although the original returns were destroyed, this abstraction of heads of household provides names and addresses and some occupations for around 60,000 Dublin City residents. Presented in “Web page” format but arranged to operate similarly to an Adobe Acrobat document. Includes Dublin City Maps (see next entry)

 

Dublin City Maps 1847

Images of 33 Ordnance Survey town plans of Dublin City dated 1847. Presented in “Web page” format but arranged to operate similarly to an Adobe Acrobat document. These are included on the above CD 1851 Dublin City Census.

 

Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858

Although most Irish probate documents were destroyed in 1922, many indexes had already been made and some further material has been indexed subsequently. The CDROM can be searched for index entries matching a specified name. The company which produces the index is able, in some cases, to supply copies of probate documents for a fee. Details are on the CDROM. Presented in “Web page” format but arranged to operate similarly to an Adobe Acrobat document.

 

William Smith O'Brien Petition

O'Brien was tried in 1848 for his part in an abortive rising against British rule in Ireland. His death sentence was commuted to transportation following a petition. Copy of the petition with a name Index. Provides names and addresses including many people in England. Presented in “Web page” format but arranged to operate similarly to an Adobe Acrobat document.

 

Memorials of the Dead - Counties Galway and Mayo

Full transcripts of the surviving memorials in 128 graveyards. Lists over 3000 memorials up to 1901 with a total of over 8000 names. Also includes some useful background statistical information on rates of death. Searchable by name or burial place. Proprietary format but straightforward to use.

[Updated 12 May 2003 - John Marsden ]