Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Ancestry adds two Irish military web databases

Do you have relatives who served in the military with Ireland around the time to Independence? If so these two web databases may hold information of interest.

Web: Ireland, Military Service Pension Index, 1916 - 1923 has 4,417 records is from Defense Forces Ireland. The index gives name, birth date, death date and Easter Rising location. Click through for additional information including a detailed description of the circumstances related to the application for a pension under Subject Information.

Web: Ireland, National Army Census, 1922 Military  with 33,460 records links through to an image of the original census form with location at time of census, rank, corps, name, age, home address, number on paybook, date and place of attestation, single of married, relation to next of kin and name and address of next of kin. The information is from Ireland's Military Archives.

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