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Dublin's Four Courts Photo by: Findmypast

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On 30 June 1922, the historic Four Courts complex on Dublin’s River Liffey was heavily shelled during the Irish Civil War. At the time, The Public Records Office of Ireland, home to centuries of Irish records, was housed within The Four Courts.

Irish Transportees Photo by: Findmypast.com

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For dealing with dissident Irishmen, there was one effective solution. Transportation.

Transportation was effectively exile: taken from Ireland and confined on an aging ship, convicts would be shipped out to Australia on varying terms, from 7 years to Life.

Gangs and Rioting in Historic Dublin Photo by: Findmypast.com

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Some fascinating – and seriously daring – examples of the organized criminal underworld in historical Dublin can be found in Findmypast’s records.

Over 370,000 images to be available online for free via the National Library of Ireland. Photo by: NLI.ie

The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) is now available online.

A dedicated website with over 370,000 digital images of the microfilm reels on which the parish registers are recorded is now available. Among the items included here are the details on the baptisms of Padraig Pearse, Peig Sayers and Thomas McDonagh as well as details on Anne Devlin’s wedding.

Dagboken til soldat George Pierce Foot dukket på mystisk vis opp i en av Brisbanes klubber for tilbakevendte soldater (RSL). Seniorbibliotekar Christina Ealing-Godbold ved Statsbiblioteket i Queensland, Australia bestemte seg for å finne ut soldatens videre skjebne. 

Hun forteller at hun avdekket historien gjennom digitaliserte aviser og krigs papirer.

- Det tok ca 30 minutter, men engang ville denne type arbeid tatt måneder, inkludert en tur til Canberra.

Les mer i ABC News Australia

 

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