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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Shane Wilson adds more useful tools and content

Telephone Subscribers of Ireland 1900-1901
Genealogist Shane Wilson, whose website swilson.info contains a cornacopia of research tools and widgets, maps and location aids, and many searchable databases (including the widely used Townlands and Directories databases, has added some more useful tools and data in the last few weeks.

He's updated his Census Image Browse tool, which allows you to move through the 1901 and 1911 census returns as if using microfilm, and in the process find the returns of incorrectly identified townlands. He's also created a new BMD Browse Tool to allow you to move easily through GRO register books when searching for civil registrations via IrishGenealogy.ie. (The links I've given you here link to Shane's respective blogposts and a clear explanation of how to use each tool properly.)

Another recent addition is a scanned booklet of Telephone Subscribers of Ireland 1900-1901. It covers Dublin City and several towns in Leinster (Drogheda, Dundalk, Naas, Mullingar, Wicklow, New Ross, Wexford, Enniscorthy, Kilkenny); plus Belfast, Newry, Strabane and Londonderry in Ulster; and Cork, Limerick, Tralee, Galway, Clonmel, Waterford, Sligo and Clonmel in the south and west of the island.

Everything on Shane's site is free to use, access and view. If it isn't there already, be sure to include it in your Bookmarks or Favourites folder.