Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Fine Gael will look at 1926 census

Irish opposition party Fine Gael announced yesterday that as part of its tourism strategy it "will examine the feasibility of releasing the 1926 census to stimulate genealogy tourism” when it wins (sorry, if it wins!) the next Irish election.

The census is not currently due to be released until 2026. There was no Irish census in 1921, north or south, due to the War of Independence. If the census is released early, it will be for the southern counties which at that time constituted the Irish Free State.

(With thanks to the CIGO)

Chris

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