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2011 News

 

1911 census for Scotland will be released on Tuesday 5 April 2011

 

The Registrar General for Scotland has announced that the 1911 census will be released on www.ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk on Tuesday 5 April 2011.

The images of the original summary books include the name, address, age, occupation, birthplace and marital status of everyone counted in the 1911 census, as well as details about their children.  For the first time, the census images will be presented in full colour. For more information see here .

 

Federation of Family History Societies announcement

 

The following announcement has been issued by The National Archives, Kew, England

 

Visitors' parking at The National Archives, Kew, England.

17 February

 

In 2009, we announced our intention to charge for our visitors' car park as part of a wider savings exercise. However, we delayed the implementation date as we were dissatisfied with the technical solution offered to manage our car park bookings, as it did not meet our rigorous customer service standards. The technical problems have now been resolved but the intervening 18-month period since the original announcement has provided an opportunity to reassess our financial position, and we have therefore decided to extend the free parking period.

 

We will keep the situation under review. However, assuming there are no new external pressures, we anticipate the free parking period will continue for 12 months.

 

Roger Lewry

FFHS Archives Liaison

 

I.F.H.S. is an Associate member of FFHS

 

Dublin City Library & Archive Family History Day Saturday 12 March 2011

9.30       Registration

9.50       Welcome

10.00     Genealogy and the Easter Rising 1916 -Ray Bateson

10.45     Tea / coffee

11.15     Using newspapers for family research -Séamas Ó Maitiú

12.00     Landed estates court rentals -Fiona Fitzsimons, Eneclann

12.45     Lunch (not provided)

2.00       Researching members of the Irish labour movement -Charles Callan

2.45       A new home for the Genealogical Society of Ireland -Fíona Tipple

3.30       Finish

To download brochure click here

Booking is essential.

Dublin and Irish Local Studies Collections, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
T: +353 1 6744999
E: dublinstudies@dublincity.ie
W: www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

 

COUNCIL OF IRISH GENEALOGICAL ORGANISATIONS

 

15th February 2011

 

1926 Census of Ireland

CIGO's long running campaign to gain access to the 1926 census of Ireland moved a step closer to fruition today. At 11am this morning the Irish political party Fine Gael launched its General Election Manifesto in which it made reference to an early release of the 1926 census of Ireland and the potential it contains for roots tourism. Once again, on issues of interest to genealogists CIGO's long held policy of engaging in meaningful dialogue with political parties and government departments, offices and agencies has proved its unquestionable worth.

 

You can read the full story here .

 

I.F.H.S. is a constituent member of CIGO

 

5th February 2010

Scotland 1911 Census - Coming Soon

The Registrar General for Scotland has announced that the 1911 census will be released on Tuesday 5 April 2011. This census details information collected from more than 4.7 million Scots – marking a century since the data was first gathered.

The records will include the name, address, age, occupation, birthplace and marital status of everyone counted in the 1911 census, as well as details about their children. For the first time, the census data will be presented in full colour rather than black and white.

It will cost 1 credit to view an index entry for the 1911 census. An image will cost 5 credits. Unlike previous censuses, the image spans two pages due to the additional questions that were asked about the fertility of marriage and the profession or occupation. Each page measures 34 cm long by 43 cm high so the images are best viewed on your computer screen or if printed, on size A3 paper. See ScotlandsPeople website for more details   Click here   To see Press Release Click here

Unlike previous censuses there are no plans in the immediate future to relocate the enumeration books to New Register House in Edinburgh because the books need 73.5 metres of shelving.

 

January 2010

2010 Journal issue Vol. 25

The 2010 Journal was posted to members in early January. The Journal will be available shortly to buy online.

 

   
   

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