More Search Options

The website can also be searched by religion, occupation, relationship to head of family, literacy status, county or country of origin, Irish language proficiency, specified illnesses, and child survival information.

These options can be accessed by clicking on the “more search options” button at the end of the Search page. You can use any or all of the fields which will then appear on the right of the Search page. All of them, except Occupation, have dropdown menus which should help to ease their use.

For example, you can now search for female married teachers in Co. Cork, or how many people spoke Irish in Ballyshannon, or how many Presbyterians there were in Roscommon.

Additional terms will be added to the drop-down menus as we continue to develop the site.