Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Momentum building for release of Irish 1926 census

The Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations campaign for release of the Republic's first census after independance has received a boost. Fine Gael included in its manifesto for the General Election that it would "examine the feasibility of releasing the 1926 census to stimulate genealogy tourism.”



While a committment to examine isn't a strong endorsement just getting a mention in a platform is progress.

Read more at < www.cigo.ie/news.html >.  There is an  online petition at < http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/1926C >.

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