Tuesday, 4 June 2013

National Archives re-indexes online census

The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) has advised that it has validated and corrected some 12,600 errors in its online census database.

These errors were identified and submitted by users since the census was launched online but it was only in the last year that the NAI was able to start tackling the backlog. The site has been updated and re-indexed accordingly.

UPDATE: The census correction project has now stalled, as the person employed specifically to carry it out has moved on. However, the NAI is encouraging researchers to continue to submit corrections. Any transcription errors that haven't yet been corrected or are submitted by researchers in future, will be held until the NAI has the resources to start up another correction project.

Find out more about the censuses of Ireland.