Wednesday 12 December 2012

Emerald Ancestors' Look-Up service adds 1830s census

Members of Emerald Ancestors now have access to a census taken by the Dromore Presbyterian Church of its congregation in the 1830s.

The census is a list of more than 700 names. The church members are grouped according to household, including children (some with ages), and the townland in which they lived.

Some of the surnames recorded in the census of this Co Tyrone parish are: Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cernaghan, Cunningham, Curry, Ewing, Ferguson, Gaynne, Gay, Gilmour/Gilmore, Given/Givern, Graham, Gwynne, Guy, Guyn, Johnson, Knox, Lyttle, McAuley, McKeraghan, Moody, Moore, Park, Patterson, Rutledge, Scott, Sherrard, Simpson, Smith, Sproule, Stevenson, Wallace, Warnock, Wylie/Wylay.

Copies of the census extracts can be found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast (microfilm reference MIC 1P/247a), but they are also now available to members of Emerald Ancestors via its Look Up facility.