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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Dublin Electoral Lists 1938–1964 now online

Great news for those with connections to the capital: Dublin City Libraries have uploaded the Dublin Electoral Lists from 1938 to 1964. All in one go!

These records list all those registered to vote in Dublin City in Dáil and local elections; the lists were used in polling stations at election time.

The database can be searched by name or by street, and there's a browse facility through the 49,000 images it holds, too, for those who want to check out the neighbourhood. The originals are held at Dublin City Library & Archive in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

These records can now be searched, along with all other databases previously available at DublinHeritage.ie*, at http://databases.dublincity.ie.

Among them are the Dublin City Electoral Lists for 1908 to 1915. (I hadn't realised that the 1913 and 1914 lists had been added to the database since last July, so that's another good bit of news!)

* DublinHeritage.ie appears to have been taken offline.

UPDATE, 11 May:
John Grenham talks about the new site in his Irish Times column and explains the arrival of the 1913 and 1914 lists. In addition to the Electoral Lists, the database now includes complete burial registers for Clontarf, Drimnagh and Finglas county council cemeteries and a composite directory of the city between 1647 and 1706.