Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

6201Re: 1926 Irish Censuses

Expand Messages
  • Linda Holley
    Apr 27, 2013
    • 0 Attachment
      Liam,

      Good to hear your input.

      Linda
      --- In Mid-AntrimGenealogy@yahoogroups.com, "L.G. McF" <larneman@...> wrote:
      >
      > While I agree with 99% of what you wrote, Elwyn, the last sentence is not
      > what I was told many, many years ago.
      >
      > According to my information the 1926 N. Ireland census was badly damaged
      > during the Blitz of Belfast in Second World War.
      >
      > The same thing happened with many records of soldiers who served in WW1 in
      > England.
      >
      > They have been working for years restoring or recovering those water
      > damaged records.
      >
      > I was told that this was the intention for 1926 N. Ireland census,
      > to restore or recover water damaged records.
      >
      > They may now have been pulped but I am assuming due to War damage.
      >
      > I am only writing this because so many other censuses were pulped to
      > support the First World War effort.
      >
      > I cannot understand any need since that.
      >
      >
      > On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM, elwynsoutter <elwynsoutter@...>wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Here's a little information on the 1926 Irish census which I found on
      > > another site and which you may find interesting (if also disappointing).
      > > There had been an announcement in the Dail (Irish parliament) a year or so
      > > ago, that the 1926 census was to be released soon. There's been a change of
      > > mind, presumably based on legal advice.
      > >
      > > 1926 census information will not be made public until 2026. The 1926 census
      > > was held under the Statistics Act 1926 which meant that all information
      > > collected was purely for statistical purposes and could not be divulged to
      > > any person or organisation.
      > >
      > > The Act was subsequently repealed by the 1993 Statistics Act. One of the
      > > provisions of the 1993 Act was that the guarantee of confidentiality would
      > > be lifted in the case of information provided for the census after 100
      > > years.
      > >
      > > The Act had retrospective effect which implies that the records from the
      > > 1926 census are confidential until 2026 - 100 years after the census.
      > >
      > > Census Enquiries Section,
      > > Central Statistics Office,
      > > Swords Business Campus,
      > > Balheary Road,
      > > Swords,
      > > Co. Dublin
      > >
      > > Note: For those not familiar with the background, whilst the rest of the
      > > UK had a census in 1921, civil disorder in Ireland made taking a census
      > > there impractical. It was 1926 before it could be taken, in both the Irish
      > > Free State as it then was, as well as in Northern Ireland. The part
      > > covering what is now the Republic of Ireland is safe, but obviously won't
      > > be accessible for another 13 years. Unfortunately the part for Northern
      > > Ireland was pulped for spare paper, and so is lost.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
    • Show all 5 messages in this topic