11 June 2013

1926 census of Northern Ireland lost

The BBC reports that an extensive search at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency has found no trace of the 1926 census. It was likely destroyed during WW2. Reportedly the next census records held by PRONI date from 1937.

Claire Santry points out the 1939 National Register with information on each person's date of birth, rather than just their age, is now available, free, to genealogists under the UK's Freedom of Information Act. See that post at http://goo.gl/h63ha.

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