This week I am going to take a break from discussing genealogical evidence. Since everyone is buzzing about the 1901 Irish census going online, the census MUST be the topic of the week. I gave a talk at the Mid Atlantic branch of the National Archives (NARA) on Friday on a non-Irish topic, but the many of the questions afterwards were about the Irish census. I was amazed at how many discoveries fellow researchers had made in the first 24 hours after the census went online. Must have been quite a few all-nighters on the computer going on the past few nights!
So, I sat down to compose my post, but while procrastinating, I read an article about the census by Lori Lander Murphy in the online IRISHPHILADELPHIA.COM . I simply cannot improve on Lori's article, so I will post the link and advise my readers to read Lori's report on the digital 1901 Irish census at
1901 CENSUS ARTICLE ON IRISHPHILADELPHIA.COM by LORI LANDER MURPHY
After reading Lori's article, check out the rest of the IrishPhiladelphia.com site, even if you are not in the Delaware Valley area. Much of the news on Irish music and arts and movies is of interest to anyone who wants to keep current about Irish culture.