Monday, January 16, 2012

Scotch-Irish census information

{NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on GeneaNet Newsletter < http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/ > By Jean-Yves BAXTER on 9 January 2012. Links and citations are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

Scotch-Irish will no longer be included in official US census figures- POLL

Shock move by Census Bureau as new Irish American figures announced

By BERNIE MALONE, IrishCentral Staff Writer Published Friday, January 6, 2012, 7:32 AM

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Almost 35 million people currently living in the US claim Irish ancestry, according to the just released figures from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey for 2010.

But in a controversial move the figures for the numbers of Scotch-Irish are no longer available. The Census Bureau has announced the change.

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