Census of 1831 - Research

The only surviving material relating to the 1831 Census of Ireland is volumes of "retrospectively amended records" (Sherry Irvine) relating to County Londonderry. These volumes were created in 1834, when enumerators were requested to summarise information about religious affiliation.

How to research the 1834 volumes     Information in the 1834 volumes

The completed volumes are held by the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin.  The volumes are in fragile condition, and are not generally available for study.

The records can be consulted on microfilm, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, available worldwide.  The list below gives the FHL (Family History Library) reference for each of the four films; and the call numbers for copies of these films held by the National Archives of Ireland (Dublin) and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast).

Microfilm A:  FHL (Family History Library) British 0597160
National Archives of Ireland, Dublin MFGS 34/11
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast MIC 5A/6

Microfilm B:  FHL (Family History Library) British 0597161
National Archives of Ireland, Dublin MFGS 34/12
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast MIC 5A/7

Microfilm C:  FHL (Family History Library) British 0597162
National Archives of Ireland, Dublin MFGS 34/13
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast MIC 5A/8

Microfilm D:  FHL (Family History Library) British 0597163
National Archives of Ireland, Dublin MFGS 34/14
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast MIC 5A/9

This page was last updated 4 Sep 2016