Unfortunately, Ireland has lost many of its Census Records through the fire in the Four Courts. However fragments of this 1766 census remain, Thanks to the transcribing efforts of Tenison Groves, and the microfilming programme of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints some of these records are available to use. Many other scraps of census material exist in the National Library but are not avail to people overseas. The state of the extracts was haphazard and none appeared to be indexed, they are arranged by Parish or Townland. Some number the children or other members of the household. Some only give `widow' or `Mr'. Occasionally an entry only had a surname. The index reads: SURNAME OF HEAD OF HOUSE CHRISTIAN NAME RELIGION -i.e. P = Protestant; C= Catholic D = Dissenter PARISH DIOCESE TOWNLAND COUNTY COMMENTS There is no further detail in the original documents. These can be viewed via the LDS Family History Centre's Microfilm Ordering system. The index was compiled from LDS FILMS 100173, and 100220; the majority of the places covered are in Northern Ireland.