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Monday, 20 November 2017

First 15,000 user-submitted census corrections are live

Validation of the user-submitted
corrections started in September
As regular readers of Irish Genealogy News will be aware, genealogist John Grenham started working back in September on a vast backlog of corrections to the 1901 and 1911 census, all submitted by researchers.

The National Archives of Ireland has announced that the first 15,000 corrections are now live. These relate to emails submitted between 25 October 2016 and 11 September 2017.

In his Irish Roots blog today, John makes some observations about the original transcribers and the recent submitters*, and says he'll be making monthly instalments of corrections going forward.

*The East Galway crowd he speaks of sound like the kind of people who ring you up to make sure you received their email. Jeez.