Follow these easy steps to find your family in the free 1901 and 1911 Irish census records.
Good news if you have Irish ancestry: You can now search the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses for free online. The records cover present-day Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and have searchable every-name indexes. Even if your ancestors emigrated before 1901, you still might find useful clues in these census records.
Ireland took censuses every 10 years from 1821 to 1911. But before 1901, the census situation is bleak: Few records survive. Fortunately, we still have the 1901 and 1911 censuses, the only full censuses of Ireland open to the public. Follow these easy steps to find your family in the 1901 and 1911 Irish census records.