Thursday, June 14, 2012

St. Mary and St. Anne on Shandon Street does genealogy lookups

I don't know how long they have been offering this lookup service, but the main cathedral does lookups for a very modest fee of 15 euro.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cork townlands misfiled in the 1901 census under Clonakilty

Today I was tallying up district electoral divisions in the 1901 census and noticed a significant problem in the urban district of Clonakilty.  The following townlands are actually in the PLU of Cork, not Clonakilty.  Their district electoral division is Carrigrohane Beg, not Clonakilty.

If you had been searching by drilling down through the DEDs from 1901 Cork, you will not find Carrigrohane Beg DED, and only by luck will you encounter these places in Clonakilty DED if you happen drill drown through it.  If you fill out the 1901 search form by entering Carrigrohane for the DED, you won't find them either.  You will only find these townlands if you enter them in the 1901 search form under Townland/street - though a wild card might have helped you if you did not have exact spelling.

Carrigrohane Beg does appear when you drill down through 1911 Cork.

The misfiled townlands in the 1901 census are:  Ardrum (spelled as Ardran), Ballyanly, Bridgestown, Carrigrohane Beg, Carrigyknaveen, Coolatanavally, Coolatubrid, Coolyduff, Currabeha, Curraleigh, Dromasmole, Faha, Garravagh, Gurteen, Knocknamarriff, Lackenshoneen, Moneyflugh, and Woodside.

Note that 1901 shows DEDs Clonakilty and Clonakilty Urban.  The mangled DED is Clonakilty, which is the rural district.