Sunday, 11 March 2012

1926 Census

Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan T.D. is hoping for legislation this summer for the publication of the 1926 census. 1926 was the first census of the Irish Free State.

Minister Deenihan had previously expressed a desire to see the publication of the 1926 census to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the "Easter Rising" in 2016.

There is talk of it not being free on line (as the 1901 and 1911 censuses are) and a possibility that children's details being hidden.

I look forward to being able to see my grandparents  and a few uncles and aunts on the census.

I will not go into detail on the 1926 census until legislation is passed which should come about in the early summer of this year. Email me! click here

1 comment:

  1. I would be very interested in this too. It's so frustrating that so many Irish records were destroyed in the civil war, so anything that becomes available is great. I would also be able to see my grandparents living with their parents in 1926.