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Category Archives: News

July Document of the Month

The July Document of the Month consists of a poster issued by the Department of Health in the 1950s urging parents to innoculate their children against diphtheria.  

What’s new in the online catalogue – July

The National Archives is continually adding to its online catalogue both newly accessioned material and legacy material that has been listed to modern archival standards. View the latest additions to the catalogue for July at “What’s new in the online catalogue“.  

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 [...]

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 Limerick, Longford and Louth are now available to search online.   Further releases of the compensation files will be searchable as and when those for the remaining counties are [...]

Readers’ tickets – important change

From Monday 1 July 2013, the requirements for obtaining a reader’s ticket have changed. 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’ tickets page and proof of identity and address guidelines for further details.