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1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:36:47 AM »
Help please   Is there anyone out there that could look for a family BELL living I hope at 142 PARKGATE STREET (WOODBINE COTTAGES)

Getting desperate at this brick wall!! Can't get to Dublin myself.  I would be so grateful for any help.

Many thanks Fran (ex Belfast girl)

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 11:27:13 PM »
Help please   Is there anyone out there that could look for a family BELL living I hope at 142 PARKGATE STREET (WOODBINE COTTAGES)

Getting desperate at this brick wall!! Can't get to Dublin myself.  I would be so grateful for any help.

Many thanks Fran (ex Belfast girl)

Hi Frances,

Welcome to the Forum.

There's one Co. Dublin member on the Forum. I'll send you his name so that you can send a message to him

Post on www.rootschat.com too in case one of their Dublin members has a look at the census before he does. They're all very helpful. I had the pleasure of meeting a few of them earlier this year.

Christopher. 

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 01:12:47 AM »
Help please   Is there anyone out there that could look for a family BELL living I hope at 142 PARKGATE STREET (WOODBINE COTTAGES)

Getting desperate at this brick wall!! Can't get to Dublin myself.  I would be so grateful for any help.

Many thanks Fran (ex Belfast girl)

Fran,

Should that be Parkgate Avenue rather than Parkgate Street ???

John Bell, 142, Parkgate Avenue signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant.

Christopher

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 12:09:51 PM »
I would just wait. The 1911 census is online now. Just the front pages and search stuff is not working yet.
see http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001399380/ as an example record.

The search stuff was partially available last week, so I would not expect it to be much longer. They might release it with little fanfare to see how the servers cope! I think they were load balance testing last week.


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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 04:08:06 PM »

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 11:00:37 PM »
Will launch on-line on 23rd Dec
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/contactus/news.html

Are they hoping the system won't fall over on day one because we'll all be out shopping or engaged in festive merriment? It might survive until the 27th!

The National Archives (PRO as was) did the same thing with the 1901 census - released on 2nd January and crashed on the same day. It didn't return for about 10 months.

Of course, some of the Belfast census (1901 & 1911) has been done already;

http://www.belfastfamilyhistory.com/

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 11:04:40 PM »

The National Archives (PRO as was) did the same thing with the 1901 census - released on 2nd January and crashed on the same day. It didn't return for about 10 months.


We'd better hold our breath and hope that doesn't happen 8)

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 10:04:29 AM »
Do you know i was just thinking the same thing.There are millions of people all over the world who have been waiting for this, so now we all have the date and I bet the whole lot crashes with the amount trying to view the site 

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 04:27:04 PM »
Late last week It was available (of sorts). If you clicked refresh a few times then Antrim Down Kerry would appear along side Dublin in the 'Browse Records' Section. Not now, so don't bother trying.
The PDF of the actual records are all online, just a bit tricky to find any records!
I thought that they could have been testing the web interface on one of the servers which is why I got it every 3rd or 4th try.


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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008, 05:10:15 PM »
Its Alive!!

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2008, 06:11:07 PM »
OMG
OMG ive just found my grt granda in 28 Leoville street with his second wife but my granda and his sister arent there.  ???

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2008, 06:49:33 PM »
wow wait grt granda and second wife and 1 yr old new daughter are all boarding at number 26 along with the wifes 2 kids from her first marriage 2 kids from his first marriage to my grt gran and the wee girl they have between them, my granda (aged 5) and his sister mary aged 14 are next door at 28 with aunt and uncle surname morgan? ok im lost we dont have morgans well we didnt.  :-\

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2008, 10:10:27 PM »
Here are the long awaited 1911 Census Records for Antrim, Down and Kerry which have been added to the Dublin records which were already on the National Archives site.  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911

It shows the Townlands/Streets in Belfast East (Antrim) but the streets on the list don't look like East Belfast streets to me. Since when have Alexander Street, Donegall Road, Donegall Street, North Queen Street and York Street been in East Belfast?

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2008, 10:31:24 PM »

It shows the Townlands/Streets in Belfast East (Antrim) but the streets on the list don't look like East Belfast streets to me. Since when have Alexander Street, Donegall Road, Donegall Street, North Queen Street and York Street been in East Belfast?

Not the only mistakes you will find. North Queen Street is actually in St Annes ward and it says this on the form. Poorly transcribed.

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Re: 1911 BELFAST CENSUS
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2008, 10:36:54 PM »
As far as I'm aware none of the streets that are shown on the National Archives site as being the Townlands/Streets in Belfast East (Antrim) are in East Belfast.