Index of Townlands, 1901
The Index to the Townlands was published in 1904 by the Commissioners of Census as an aid to the processing of the returns for the 1901 census in order to obtain statistics.
Its rarely-used full title is General Topographical Index Consisting Of An Alphabetical Index Of The Townlands And Towns Of Ireland And Indices To The Parishes, Baronies, Poor Law Unions (Or Superintendent Registrars’ Districts), District Electoral Divisions, Dispensary (Or Registrars’) Districts, County Districts, County Electoral Divisions, And Parliamentary Divisions Of Ireland.
Search using one of the three following options…
General townland search
Townlands in specific Civil Parishes
Townlands in specific District Electoral Divisions
From our Chorley Branch
Our 'First Steps in Family History' Course starts on the 19th September at Charnock Richard Scout and Guide Headquarters, Chorley.
A 10 week course that will explain the basics sources for Family History.
See our Education Programme web page for more information.
Contact our Course Leader Pauline for further details 07730 793990
From Tricia Fletcher Blackpool's Heritage Champions Volunteer Administrator
The young people that have been working with us throughout the project have designed four incredible pop-up museums based on Blackpool's fabulous entertainment heritage, that will be on show for the very first time on Monday 18th August at Blackpool Central Library between 2pm-4pm.
We hope you can join us!
RAF Museum Opens Up Royal Air Force's Archives
The Royal Air Force Museum, has launched a new website, which enables members of the public to interrogate the Casualty Cards of members of the Royal Flying Corps who suffered injury during the First World War.
In addition to these records online visitors are now also able to search the Muster Roll for the RAF as drafted on 1 April 1918 and the Air Force List as of 1 February of the same year.
This online resource is the culmination of a three-year digitisation project involving over 10,000 hours of work by staff of the museum who electronically preserved over 300,000 fragile records all of which are free to examine for anyone with access to the internet.
Lancashire Archives have published their program for the Autumn.
They say:- This year is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
To commemorate this there will be a full month of talks covering topics relating to Lancashire and the war.
‘Be Creative’ and join us for events as part of the Preston Arts Festival 2014. With talks on PNE and the history of local shopping there is something for everyone. Come along to learn more...
This looks interesting and worth a look at.
A worldwide group of experienced genealogists who focus on single surname studies are considering setting up a society to meet the needs of researchers in the world of family history and genealogy as it evolves in the 21st century.
We would like your views on the viability of creating a society and whether you would be interested in joining as a founder member.
Our current thinking:
Have a look at http://surname-studies.org/
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