DUBLIN CITY ELECTORAL LISTS 1908-1912 and 1915: HELP
This is the basic search facility. It allows you to search by a combination of First name, Surname and Location. Drop-down lists are given for each category, with the full list of Firstnames and Surnames available. You will then be brought into the database, which will list everyone with that Firstname/Surname/Location and for each person will give you the year; address; voter qualification; electoral district division; ward; voter number; and source page. If you click on Image under Source Page this will bring you to the scanned image of the electoral list containing the same information.
This allows for a more focused search. You can search by any combination of Name; Address; Qualified to vote as; Division (i.e. the dublinhe_electoral district where the vote was cast); Ward (a sub-division of the electoral district); and the year. Drop-down lists are given to facilitate your search. You can use wild cards in the Name and Address search-boxes i.e. if you are not sure whether the surname you’re looking for is spelled Smith or Smyth, just type in Sm?th and you will find all persons listed named Smith or Smyth. When the data comes up, you will see Source Page in the right-hand column – click on Image and this will bring you to the scanned image of the dublinhe_electoral list containing the same information.
This allows you to search the entire database using any word. It is a good way to find all voters based in a particular street i.e. if you would like to find all voters based in O’Connell Street (which was known as Sackville Street at that time) then enter Sackville Street into Full Text Search. Or, if you’d like to find descriptions of all rooms which were rented to lodgers, type lodger into Full Text Search
The Browse facility allows you to search the Electoral Lists on a street-by-street basis. First pick a year. This will bring you to a full list of Dublin city streets in alphabetical order, with the electoral ward listed alongside. You can then click on a street to see all inhabitant voters, ratepayers or lodgers. You can also browse by electoral ward – click on an electoral ward to see all streets in that ward.
Dublin Street Names
After the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922, many of Dublin’s most prominent streets were given new names. If you type O’Connell Street into the search boxes you won’t find it because in the early 20th century it was known as Sackville Street. Here is a list of principal street names with their equivalent names:
Today early 20th century O'Connell Street Sackville Street Parnell Square Rutland Square Parnell Street Great Britain Street Pearse Street Great Brunswick Street