A whopping 9 million people have visited Ireland’s online census since it was launched in 2007, and there have been 1.39 million new visits to the site since August alone when all 32 counties were added to the database.
There were 200,000 visitors alone to the 1911 census website last November. The largest number of international visitors came from Britain (90,000) followed by the U.S. (22,000), Europe (10,500), Canada (10,000) and Australia (8,500).
The numbers point to the popularity of online access to genealogy.
Indeed, the National Archives say that that in comparison, there were only a couple of hundred visits to the physical archive when it was stored offline in Dublin.
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