Friday 19 October 2018 latest on next tranche of uploads

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Some eleven weeks on from my last blogpost about the (slow) progress of the state-managed project to complete or at least update the GRO's civil birth, marriage and death registers collection, I thought it time to check with the powers-that-be that the 'November or thereabouts' upload was still on course.

Apart from anything else, I thought it might make a happy piece of news to kick off this year's Back To Our Past show, which will be opening its doors this morning in Dublin.

Sadly, I have no such news. Here's the official line:' The GRO confirms that it is still working on a further tranche of records but is unable to confirm when it will be in a position to transfer these records to the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for uploading to'

Maybe it's the pessimist in me, but I got the distinct impression that if this project isn't unofficially on hold, it's certainly not got a lot of momentum behind it.

I hope I'm wrong, but I fear we may not be getting any sizeable upload this year.