20th Century Sources

Primary Sources

Various Sources

The following records are known to be invaluable information for tracing family back after the 1911 census until general 1920’s. Most records a free online.  Records can be found on microfilm in the National Library of Ireland (NLI), Dublin and the National Archives of Ireland (NAI), Dublin, and many more helpful records.

 

Calendars of Wills and Administrations

(1858 – 1920)

census.nationalarchives.ie/search/cwa

Please see 19th century sources for further details.

 

General Registry of Office Records

(1864 – 1960)

Please see 19th century records for further details.

Civil Registery Birth: (1864-1915)

The official State records of births in Ireland. Searchable by Name, Date of Birth and Civil Registration District. (irishgenealogy.ie)

Civil Registery Marriage: (1864-1940)

The official State records of marriage in Ireland. Searchable by Name, Date of Birth and Civil Registration District.(irishgenealogy.ie)

Civil Registery Death: (1864-1960) 

The official State records of death in Ireland.Searchable by Name, Date of Birth and Civil Registration District. (irishgenealogy.ie)

Please see 19th century sources for further details.

 

Census of Ireland

1901 and 1911, Entire census for all 32 counties.

Please see 19th century sources for further details.

 

The Old Age Pensions Act 1908

It was the introduction of a non-contributory pension for eligible people aged 70 and over. It was implemented from January 1909.

Proof of age was an essential part of the process of application for a pension. Because civil registration of births did not begin in Ireland until 1864, applicants had no official documentation to prove their age. It was decided that searches of the 1841 and 1851 census returns, still in the Public Record Office at this time, could produce acceptable documentary evidence of a claimant’s age. The claimant had to provide parents’ names and their residence in March 1841/1851. censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie

Old Age Pension (Claregalway)

 

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