Findmypast adds 76,000 Easter Rising records

By Rosemary Collins, 24 April 2017 - 10:54am

Findmypast has released new records of people involved in the struggle for Irish independence


The records include details of property searches carried out to find weapons (Credit: Findmypast)

Records of thousands of people caught up in the Easter Rising in Ireland over a hundred years ago are now available to view on Findmypast.

The website has added 76,000 formerly confidential records from The National Archives to its Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921 collection. It includes records of those killed, wounded, arrested, and court martialled, as well as searches carried out to locate arms, ammunitions and seditious material hidden in homes and places of work.

The Easter Rising was an armed uprising by Irish Republicans in 1916, in which 485 people were killed, including rebels, civilians and British police and soldiers. Although the rebels surrendered after five days, it led to the imposition of martial law in Ireland and a groundswell of support for independence, which in turn helped cause the 1919 War of Independence.

Findmypast has also added over 48,000 records from New South Wales, including records of baptisms, marriages and deaths from the parish registers of Christ Church Cathedral, the 1881 censuses of crew and passengers on ships from Britain to the colony, land transfer records and records of the soldier resettlement scheme following the First World War. The website has also acquired over 2,000 records for its Australia, Boer War collection.

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