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Saturday, 19 January 2013

BBC visits NAI to view WW1 soldier's will

BBC Newsline, the TV news programme for Northern Ireland, carried a feature last night about the Irish Soldiers' Wills that were released online last November by the National Archives of Ireland (NAI).

It followed James White to the Dublin repository to view the original will of his great grandfather, James Delaney, a father of five who went off to fight in WW1 and died in December 1916.

The short TV feature can be viewed online here if you're quick (view it before 6pm GMT tonight). The feature begins at 13.58minutes into the programme. There may be some viewing restrictions if you're outside the UK or Ireland, in which case, you can read a BBC News website article here.

For more details on the Irish Soldiers' Wills collection, which is free to search online, see the NAI's Genealogy website.