Some aids to assist researchers of Royal Navy Coastguard personnel serving in Ireland till 1922.
END OF COASTGUARD SERVICE
With the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922 the Royal Navy Coastguard Service came to an end. All Royal Navy records were taken back by the Admiralty and are now to be inspected at ;
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES , (formerly PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE)
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It is possible to gather from the various records a resume of the service of a coastguard ancestor. Service records can tell one of his occupation prior to joining the Navy, his height, complexion, any distinguishing marks. Medals awarded, bad conduct, transfers from ship to ship and station to station. Marriage date, Pension date.
CENSUS of IRELAND RETURNS
A full census of the entire population of Ireland was carried out in 1841 and subsequently at ten-year intervals. Although the statistical information from each census is available, few individual household returns for the entire country are available for any years other than 1901 and 1911. The individual household returns for the censuses of 1861 to 1891 were deliberately destroyed by government order (either to protect confidentiality or to make paper during the shortage of the First World War) Almost all of the returns for 1821 to 1851 were burned in the fire which destroyed the Public Record Office in 1922. Some remnants remain. The returns of 1901 and 1911 are a very valuable source of information, each member of the household. providing name, age, and relationship to the head of the household of each resident person. Also recorded is the county of birth
This is particularly useful in attempting to trace those who migrated within the country. The 1911 returns also note, for each couple, the number of children born and the number then living.
THE 1901 and 1911 COASTGUARD STATION RETURNS .
An index listing the heads of families is on this site and if required family member details can be sent on request.
I also have details of over 4,000 Church of Ireland Baptismal records for Coastguard families also, a number of Marriage and Burial records. Available on request.
The, on site, ADM (Administration) collection of documents offers a listing of Station information listed at National Archives, Kew, London.
List of early Coastguard Stations in Ireland. Jim Lane.
List of Coastguard Stations around Ireland c.1900. T.Daly.