Dec 14, 2021

Is Your Family From Cavan? Earliest Irish Census Records Revealed Online

An online database is using 19th-century census records to provide a detailed ancestral history of more than 2,000 Cavan townlands.

Michael McShane, who launched the website Cavan Townlands with his wife Catherine Kerr, has recently uploaded a new dataset of census records and census substitutes from the 19th century focusing on the towns of County Cavan.

Although not a Cavan native, McShane has traced his family heritage back to the county and is now sharing his extensive research with others who are keen to trace their ancestry.

He has uploaded records from the 1821 census, which covers 17 of the 36 parishes in Cavan, in addition to the records of the Tithe Applotment Book of 1832, which covers most towns in the county.

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