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Category Archives: News

December Document of the Month

The December Document of the Month features a photograph, dated 1889, of Ice Boats on Lake Shetek (Currie), Minnesota, taken from the Sweetman collection (NAI, PRIV/1190).    

Request for Tenders – Paper Conservator

The National Archives are inviting Requests for Tenders for a paper conservator to work on the conservation and repair of ED/1 National School application forms. For further information, please click on the following link: ED/1 project

Closure – Christmas and the New Year

The Reading Room of the National Archives will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 until 9.15 on Monday, 29 December 2014. The Reading Room will be closed on Thursday, 1 January 2015 and will re-open at 9.15 on Friday, 2 January 2015.

1923-1951 testamentary records searchable online

Testamentary records from 1923-1951 are now available to search by name of the deceased in our online catalogue. This is in addition to the calendars of wills and administrations searchable online for the years 1858-1920 and 1922-1982.  

Finance Compensation files – new release

The National Archives is listing and making available files that relate to compensation claims for property losses during the Civil War period, 1921-1923, and files for counties Cork and Kerry are now available to search online.   Further releases of the compensation files will be searchable as and when those for the remaining counties are listed. [...]

Wood’s “Guide to the records deposited in the PROI” online

The ”Guide to the records deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland“ by former Assistant Deputy Keeper of the Public Records Herbert Wood is now available to consult on our website. Published in 1919, the guide lists the collections lodged in the PROI at that time, many of which were subsequently destroyed in the fire during [...]

New genealogy resources online

The National Archives, in partnership with FindMyPast and FamilySearch, has placed online some valuable new genealogical resources which complement the material already on our genealogy website. They are:   Census survivals, 1821-1851; surviving and copy census returns from the pre-famine period, with considerable clusters of records for places like Cavan, Meath and Antrim;   Census Search Forms, 1841-1851; records [...]

Soldiers’ Wills – new release

The National Archives holds a collection of soldiers’ wills for Irishmen who served in the British army in the 19th and early 20th century. These wills were made by non-commissioned soldiers who were encouraged by the army to make a will before leaving for active service.   There is a small number of wills surviving for Irishmen who served [...]