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Census Substitute Records for Co Derry

Census Substitute Records for Co.Derry Added The Irish Family History Foundation's Online Research Service (ORS) are pleased to announce the availability of 90,866 new census substitute records from the Derry ~ Londonderry Genealogy Centre for Co. Derry.

Quite often the only realistic strategy in tracing ancestors beyond church registers is to examine surviving census returns and census substitutes, often compiled by civil parish, for any references to a surname or given name of interest.

This database contains an index to people recorded in seven such sources, dating from 1663 to 1837. These sources name heads of household only; each source returns the name of head of household, year, civil parish address, and, in most cases, townland (or street/town) address. The Flax Growers Lists of 1796 plus some of the 1740 and 1766 returns don't record townland addresses. The seven sources are:
Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 Protestant Householders Lists of 1740 Religious Census …