From Monday 1 July 2013, the requirements for obtaining a Reader’s Ticket will be changed. Anyone over 16 years of age may apply for a Reader’s Ticket. Please bring photographic identification with you eg a passport, driver’s licence, college/employment card as well as proof of address – which must not be older than six months. Please consult the Readers’ [...]
The June Document of the Month consists of an undated school essay on Robert Clive (1725-1774) also known as “Clive of India”.
The “Documents on Irish Foreign Policy” project is pleased to announce that volume VI (1939-1941) is now available for consultation online. Volume VI covers the early years of the Second World War and illustrates the efforts made to protect Ireland”s sovereignty and independence through neutrality during a very difficult period.
The National Archives has recently re-indexed our census site to incorporate corrections to transcription errors. Thanks to our users for their patience in waiting to see their very useful corrections implemented and we would encourage you to continue to submit any such errors for correction.
On 8 May, the National Archives made a substantial addition to its online genealogical resources with the Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858–1920. For the first time, users can search by the name of the deceased person and also by name of executor/beneficiary. The Calendars give details of principal family relationships, and assets of which [...]
From 2 January, the prices we charge for copies and related services, including certified copies, have been increased – please consult the National Archives (Fees) Regulations 2012 for the full list and the Summary of fees for further information.
On 8 November last, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched the NAI’s new genealogy website. From this site, you can access the Census records for 1901 and 1911, the Tithe Applotment Books for 1823 to 1837 and the Soldiers’ Wills for 1914 to 1917. The site will have a [...]
On 25 October last, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched a range of digitised archival documents relating to the conflict in Northern Ireland on the University of Ulster’s CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) website. The site provides an extensive range of information and source material on the conflict and [...]
The Bureau of Military History Collection, 1913-1921 (BMH) project was undertaken by the Military Archives in collaboration with the National Archives and involves the digitisation of over 35,000 pages of witness statements and contemporary documents, 400 photographs and 13 voice recordings from primary sources covering the revolutionary period in Ireland from 1913 to 1921. The website can be accessed at [...]
The National Archives has digitised the calendars of grants of probate of wills and letters of administration for the years 1922–1982. Please consult the Will calendar introduction for further details on this project, together with the Will calendar search guide.