Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Correcting the Irish Census

John Grenham has been nose to the grindstone for the best part of a year tackling the backlog of census corrections suggested to the Irish National Archives.

In a blog post he writes he will have processed around 50,000 of the 100,000 emails by the end of June which includes about a quarter of a million suggested changes. Half are turning out to be accurate, a third are duplicates (corrections suggested more than once), and only 15% are downright inaccurate.

Corrections are incorporated in monthly batches on census.nationalarchives.ie/. They do not get included in the census versions on commercial sites.

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