Wednesday 14 September 2016

RootsIreland adds 1821 census transcriptions for two County Leitrim parishes

Some unexpected records have been added to's Leitrim database: 7,288 transcriptions from the 1821 Census covering parts of Carrigallen Parish and Drumreilly Parish.

These records are not included in the National Archives of Ireland's collection of census fragments collection.

The Leitrim Genealogy Centre in Ballinamore has advised that these records, transcribed between 1823 and 1833, had been held privately by a Carrigallen resident and were sourced some 30 years ago. The records were transcribed from the 1821 Census Returns covering “The Manor of Craigstown & the Estate of Mr Godley.” As such, they would include Carrigallen parish and some townlands in Drumreilly parish.

A great addition to the local records, indeed.