It’s Time for an Irish Census (#713)

We chat about the census down through the years and it's usefulness to genealogists and family historians. Carina also reads a letter all about an unusual question that the population were asked before the 1911 census. All along with lots of Irish music!

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It’s Time for an Irish Census (#713)

Here in Ireland we are getting ready to fill in the population census for 2022. We use this opportunity to chat about the census down through the years and it’s usefulness to genealogists and family historians. Carina also reads a letter all about an unusual question that the population were asked before the 1911 census and we dig a little deeper into the census records for her own homeplace at that time. All along with lots of music of course.

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  • “The October Winds” – performed by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.
  • “When I first said I loved only you, Maggie” – performed by Maura O’Connell and Dé Danaann.

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