Friday, April 22, 2016

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 22 April 2016

I received this press release from Findmypast today:


New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921 is the most complete collection of British War Office records relating to the Easter Rising and Irish War of Independence from 1916-1921. The collection, digitised from original records held by The National Archives in Kew, reveals the struggles of life under Martial Law in Ireland and demonstrates how events under the occupying military served to galvanise support for the rebels.  

Consisting of more than 75,000 records, the collection contains the names of thousands of people who were detained and interned in prisons in Ireland, England and Wales and tried by court martial, including the names of prominent nationalists and elected officials. Personal letters from prisoners or their relatives testifying to their innocence can also be found as well the records of those who were killed or wounded during the conflict. Additionally, the collection shows the efforts of the military and police to discover arms, ammunition and seditious material through thousands of raids on pubs, hotels, nationalist clubhouses, and thousands of homes.

Explore Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921 in detail with Findmypast’s browse search. Browse allows you to select a specific piece of the collection and browse through each image of that volume.

With each result, you will be able to choose a piece from The National Archives’ WO35 series, War Office: Army of Ireland: Administration and Easter Rising Records. The pieces from the collection include court martial registers, reports of the events of Easter Rising week, search and raid reports, files of civilians tried by court martial, and internment camp and prison registers.

90 new volumes of late 19th and early 20th century street directories original published by Kelly’s directories have been added to our collection of Britain, directories and almanacs. Kelly's Directory was a UK trade directory that listed all businesses and tradespeople in a particular city or town, as well as a general directory of postal addresses of local gentry, landowners, charities, and other facilities. Almanacs and directories are an excellent resource for anyone researching their family history and who wants to understand more about their ancestor's life. They provide topographical accounts of towns, social statistics and comprehensive guides of towns or cities, as well as full listings of gentry, business owners, trades people, civil servants, church leaders, school teachers and much more.

Two new data sets totalling more than 4,600 records have been added to our collection of Scotland Registers & Records. The new additions, Morayshire: Its People and Its Lands and Banffshire: Its People and Its Lands contain both historic maps, local histories and records of births, marriages and deaths that took place within these regions.

Don’t forget to regularly check our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to keep up to date with all the latest additions.


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