Searching in the 1901 census.

When an emigrant has left Ireland prior to 1901, we largely think that might be the end of their story in Irish records. However, a few recent searches have shown the usefulness of searching for the emigrant’s parent (s) in the 1901 Census.

My great grandmother, Eliza, (b 1858) took her young family to the US in 1888 taking a large part of my family history to the USA.  What I hadn’t realized how worthwhile it would prove to search for Eliza’s family of origin on the Census.  Remarkably, Eliza’s elderly mother, Ann, was enumerated in both the 1901 and 1911 Census. This supplied me with the following useful clues for this branch of the family:

 By Expert researcher,

Carmel Gilbride,