Public Domain An Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas
Both the Republic of Ireland’s Central Statistics Office and the National Records of Scotland announced their respective 2021 censuses will be postponed until 2022 due the current COVID-19 pandemic.
To read the Irish Central Statistics Office press release go to:
To read the Scotland Census Office notice go to:
This will be the first time that the decennial census in Scotland has been disrupted since the Second World War, with no census taken in 1941 (although a National Identity Register for Scotland involved a census process in 1939).
I have not heard whether the censuses planned for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will also be postponed. In July, the IAJGS Records Access Alert posted about the legislation to hold the census for England and Wales on 21 March 2021, and therefore, it appears at this time those censuses will be postponed. If there is an announcement which changes the previous England and Wales time period for the census, it will be posted on the IAJGS Records Access Alert.
To see the previous postings on the Ireland, Scotland and UK censuses go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ You must be registered to access the archives. To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization with whom you are affiliated You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
* IRISH CENTRAL
Famous Galway bookstore and art gallery turns 80 this November
A look at the Irish War of Independence
Dublin Viking dig uncovers Irelands first prison cells
Mythical legends from Ireland’s five longest rivers
The amazing life of Michael Corcoran: From Sligo to Abe Lincoln's US Civil War Irish Brigade
Nine-year-old boy finds one of the world's deadliest snakes in Offaly
Irish myths and legends - the giant and the baby
Bobby Sands' granddaughter sings beautiful rendition of “Grace”
The most hated people in Irish history
Medieval toilet air freshener, sourdough bakery found in County Meath site
The undeniable Irish influence on The Lord of the Rings
Irish Vikings had brown hair, not blond, new study finds
TUNE IN: 39th annual Great Irish Fair goes virtual today!
Irish government announces changes to its “Green List” for travel
Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet get rave reviews for "Ammonite"
Belfast-born author of “Guess How Much I Love You” has passed away
Celebrating the incredible Irish artist Robert Ballagh on his 77th birthday
New York COVID hero nurse among 2020 TIME100 list
Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen! Did you know this NJ rocker has strong Irish roots
On this day: The famous Irish Typhoid Mary died , here's her true story
* INTERESTING BLOGS
A Silver Voice from Ireland Postcards from South West Donegal.
genielynau Arthur Bastable – a Patternmaker from County Cork
( also read Pt. II) “Women who are too Exclusively Irish” – The Voyage of the ship Flora to South Australia in 1855.
Mrs. Daffodil Digresses Gerty’s Elopement: 1889
Diary of an Australian Genealogist
Family, COVID & Genealogy Online Boon - Genealogy Notes 11 Aug - 20 Sep 2020
Humouring the Goddess Rearranging My Closet
Little Wild Streak Host and Guests – Ludwigia
Clogs and Clippers Walter Lindrum on video
Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra
Book Review: The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy
Book Review: Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere
Book of the Week: The Women's Pages by Victoria Purman
Turning Down the Noise by Christine Jackman
The Cubs Roar by Blanche d’Alpuget
The Burning Island by Jock Serong
Podcast: Rose Carlyle on her Year Sailing Around the Indian Ocean
Podcast: John Wood Talks About Clawing His Way to the Middle
Book of the Week: House of Correction by Nicci French
The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie
Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Preview: Shore Leave by David Whish-Wilson
Preview: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell
and from my blogs..
That Moment in Time
Friday Fossicking 18th Sept 2020, Unusual Graves, tracing Cork ancestors, WWI war brides, 2500 yr old sealed coffins found-Egypt, Free charts & forms, Thomas Jefferson created his own bible, Mayflower Passengers 1620, fight to save historic bridge, and much more… Feel free to share… the title is the link…
Headlines of Old
MISSING FRIENDS..... Trove Tuesday 22nd Sept 2020, newspaper notices, lost relatives, lots of details, numerous names across a number of states, messages from families and friends…
Stay safe and well.
this will pass.