Wednesday, 2 June 2010

1901 census of Ireland is online

A day earlier than was advertised, the 1901 census of Ireland is now available online and free on the website of the National Archives of Ireland.

This is a fantastic bonus for Irish genealogy researchers around the world, and may well help knock down some brickwalls.

The official launch is tomorrow (3rd June) at 6pm, and is being supported by reports on RTE, so if you can get online before then, you'll be among a select few. If not, be prepared for the site to be a bit slow over the next week or so. This release has been long-anticipated, so it is likely to be very busy initially.