The following message was written by Steven Smyrl, Executive Liaison Officer of the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisation and is re-posted here at his request:
Dear Friends of CIGO,
Just a quick note to thank you for your support for the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisation's (CIGO) campaign to open the Irish Republic's 1926 Census. Access to this valuable resource, the first census taken after the foundation of the State, will prove to be of immense help to those seeking ancestors born in Ireland before the commencement of civil registration in 1864.
We currently have nearly a 1000 signatures already gathered, but we still need many, many more if we are going to achieve success with the campaign.
If you haven't already done so, then PLEASE pass on our need for signatures to everyone you know and ask them to do likewise. We really need this campaign to spread like wild-fire, nationally and internationally. You can access the petition here: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/1926C
Success will not be achieved without public support, so please join us today!
With warmest good wishes,
Executive Liaison Officer, CIGO