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Using Census Records To Explore A Local Community

by Familia Ulster Genealogical Review: No. 25, 2009


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by Gillian Hunt

A Case Study of Carryduff, Co. Down

"Carryduff today is a commuter town located six miles outside of Belfast, on the way to Newcastle and Downpatrick, in Co. Down. Its recent expansion and rapid development has meant much has changed since the recording of the 1901 Census when the townland was a proto-settlement on the verge of take-off, sporting a forge, a post office, a school and a church."

This article uses census records to examine a community - Caryduff, in this case - and shows the amount of information that can be obtained from examining the 1901 and 1911 census records.