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1911 Census

Ireland in the 1900's There was great poverty and appalling housing in Ireland at the turn of the century. In Dublin City there were 3,604 tenements. According to the 1911 census 634 had more than eleven people in one room. Unskilled labourers earned £1 per week and families lived in squalor.


Miss Hannah Riordan was born 1890, Co Cork, Ireland. Hannah was seen as a domestic servant in the 1911 census. Hannah boarded Titanic at Queenstown as a 3rd class passenger. Travelling with Hannah were others from the Kingwilliamstown, Cork area, among them her cousin Patrick O'Connor & Daniel Buckley, Bridget Bradley, Patrick Denis O'Connell, Nora O'Leary & Michael Linehan. Hannah was rescued from the sinking in lifeboat 13 along with Bridget Bradley. She died 29 Sept 1982, New York, aged…


Women's Freedom League banner, 1908 This Women's Freedom League banner was unfurled from the Ladies' Gallery in the chamber of the House of Commons during a protest on 28 October 1908. It proclaims the widely held view that taxing women while denying them the vote was blatantly unjust. In protest, they set up the Women's Tax Resistance League in 1910 and refused to pay taxes. They also refused to be registered in the 1911 census.

from the Guardian

Census in pictures: from suffragettes to arms protesters

1911: Suffragettes boycotting the 1911 census. The 1911 protest certainly galvanised women across the nation into action. Sonia Lambert writes that: "horse-drawn caravans drew up on Wimbledon Common carrying women who were to spend the night away from home to boycott the 1911 census. With signs proclaiming 'If women don't count, neither shall they be counted', the suffragettes enjoyed a picnic of roast fowl, sweetmeats and tea.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors, an official guide to the records in ScotlandsPeople and the National Records of Scotland, is indispensable for family historians, historians and biographers, whether visiting in person or researching online.6th edition is packed with information about how to trace Scottish genealogy in the unique treasure trove of Scotland's national archives. New features include 1911 census, pre-1841 censuses, valuation rolls,RC records etc


Ireland – The National Archives of Ireland has created a special website specifically devoted to genealogy. The website contains a wealth of useful records for anyone tracing their Irish ancestors. Included are the 1901 and 1911 census records, the Tithe Applotment Books from 1823 to 1837, and the Soldiers’ Wills from 1914 to 1917.