Facing our shared history will ensure we never have to relive it

‘Downey, Ellen. Can not read. Roman Catholic, three years old. Corresponding boxes in the 1911 census: a brief entry, but no less precious due to the connection felt to my grandmother, whose mother the census recorded, and details are now in front of me, eagerly sought and tenderly watched by me. move along the information as if bringing her back to life for a fleeting second. I wish I knew more about her.

n April, the 2022 Ireland Census will provide a space at the bottom of the form, a “time pane” where people can, if they wish, leave a message for their descendants after 100 years from now. It’s an innovative idea in an age of growing interest in genealogical research, aiming not only to document life in 2022 for relatives, but also for historians to document. reflect social change from census to census.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/facing-our-shared-history-would-ensure-we-never-have-to-relive-it-41389320.html Facing our shared history will ensure we never have to relive it

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