Historical records

Guide to records deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland

In 1919, Herbert Wood, Assistant Deputy Keeper of Public Records, published a comprehensive guide to records deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI). This Guide plays a central role for academic researchers in not only establishing what records existed prior to the destruction of the PROI during the Civil War in 1922, but also what records survived.

The Guide has been digitised and can be downloaded here:

Wood’s Guide, part I

Wood’s Guide, part II

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