Fw: Petitions for early release of UK & Irish census info
1921 Census, England and Wales
Guy Etchells, who campaigned for the early release of the 1911 census, is now calling for the early release of the 1921 census.
You can read more about this at http://yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk/restoring-civil-liberties/allow-access-to-the-1921-census-now
1926 Census, Ireland
Those with Irish ancestors may be interested to know of a petition for the early release of the 1926 Census in Ireland.
The Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO) states in its petition Catastrophic destruction befell Irish sources for genealogy and history when the Public Record Office of Ireland was consumed by fire in June 1922. The 1926 census was the first compiled since the foundation of the State and includes a few basic facts about the lives of the many Irish people then living who were born before civil registration began in Ireland in 1864. Over 82 years have passed since the 1926 census was first compiled and given this almost every adult alive at that time is now deceased.
Further details can be seen at www.cigo.ie/
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