Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Ancestry adds TNA files for Ireland pre-independence

Two smaller collections of interest for Ireland are new on Ancestry.

Ireland, Courts Martial Files, 1916-1922 has 1,913 records containing evidence against individuals suspected of being involved with the Nationalist movement in Ireland. Half are for 1920. Files include charge sheets and detailed court transcripts running to more than 1,000 pages in some capital cases.

Ireland, Intelligence Profiles, 1914-1922 has 766 files with photographs, newspaper clippings and notes recording Sinn Fein meetings as well as the everyday movements of those deemed to be suspects in the eyes of the British forces. Most are for 1917 onward.

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